The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

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Today's Verse:


kjv@Matthew:12:15 @ But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;

kjv@Matthew:12:16 @ And charged them that they should not make him known;

kjv@Matthew:12:17 @ That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

kjv@Matthew:12:18 @ Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased; I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.

kjv@Matthew:12:19 @ He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.

kjv@Matthew:12:20 @ A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

kjv@Matthew:12:21 @ And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

Today's notes: Behold My Servant


What is man believing/doing?:

What is making man to believe/do as he is doing?:



bruised dict:easton reed = weakness, emblem of believer weak in grace
smoking a[all@flax] = crop used in woven linen

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. We are largely expecting for a leader or messiah to act much different than this. Judgment would be shown by force, there would be striving to set things right, there would a cry of His against any/all opposition, any and every opportunity would be taken to advertise and promote His cause. Because we do not see that from Jesus we often misinterpret that as weakness or timidness. We admire that in a teacher, but not a ruler.
  2. The modern belief in Jesus has been to this point a mostly gentile trust. The Jews see this as proof against Jesus instead of a fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy. Belief can easily be encouraged/restrained by critique of the types of people following after it. The most common tactic of all non-believers is to call into question the character of the adherent with the deepest guttural sentiments. And it works! Doesn't mean that they aren't dead wrong however.

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