Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.…
I. THE STATE OF CHRIST'S HUMILIATION. "As many were astonied at Thee," etc.
1. Consider His outward or bodily sufferings.
2. His inward sorrows, the agonies of His mind, have no parallel.
II. OUR SAVIOUR'S EXALTATION. Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently, etc. The exaltation of Christ may be considered under four particulars.
1. His resurrection from the dead.
2. His ascension into heaven.
3. His glorification at the Father's right hand.
4. His coming again to judgment.Practical improvement:
1. What hath been said on the subject of the Redeemer s sufferings, should excite all our gratitude and love to Him, who readily entered upon, and went through, all this scene of sorrow for our sake.
2. Let this excite us to greater zeal and diligence in His service; as the best expression of our gratitude and love.
3. The consideration of Christ's love and sufferings for us should inspire us with the firmest fortitude and fidelity, in defending His cause and the honour of His Gospel against all opposition, and in suffering for it.
4. Under every affliction of life let us turn our eyes to our suffering Redeemer, as a perfect pattern of patience.
5. Let us triumph in the faith and views of a triumphant Saviour.
(A. Mason, M.A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.