Therefore take a closer look at the words in bold above recording the BC 710 promise of the God of Israel, the God whose son Jesus Christ came into this world in AD 0. The promise takes the form of a command of God to his people in Jerusalem to “look and see my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him.”
The most intriguing part relates to “justice”: “he will bring forth justice to the nations”; “he will faithfully bring forth justice”; “he will not grow faint or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth.”
Justice and peace in Palestine? Virtually everybody is pessimistic. God’s 2700-year-old promise can’t be right. “Look and see my servant – he will establish justice.”
Have I missed something? Maybe I have?
The “servant of God”, “upheld by Him”, “His chosen”, “the one in whom God’s soul delights”, the one who has “the Spirit of the eternal God upon him” is no ordinary ruler or power or negotiator. He is no ordinary ruler because of the way in which he will “bring forth justice to the nations, faithfully bring forth justice, and establish justice on earth”.
What is the way this promised servant will work? “Look and see.”
God doesn’t say. Instead God says what “my servant” will not do. He will not cry aloud. He will not lift up his voice. He will not make his voice heard in the street. A bruised reed he will not break. A faintly burning wick he will not quench. He will not grow faint. He will not be discouraged - until he has established justice in the earth.
What? No shouting? No media? No guns? No chemical weapons? No Tomahawk missiles? No hurting of the already bruised? No extinguishing of the weak? No giving up?