THE SERVANT’S SILENT SUBMISSION

ISAIAH 53:7

  1. WHAT THE LORD HAD TO SUBMIT TO
    1. He Was Willing To Accept What Was Exacted Of Him
      1. “Oppressed” = Pressing Someone Very Hard To Pay What Is Due
      2. “Afflicted” = The Reflexive [Niphal] Form Of The Verb Suggests A Submission To Being Brow Beaten
    2. He Submitted To Paying The Full Price That Was Due For The Sum Total Of Human Sin
  2. WHAT THE LORD SAID WHEN THESE THINGS TOOK PLACE
    1. He Said Absolutely Nothing
      1. Before Caiaphas (Matthew 26:62-63)
      2. Before Pilate (Matthew 27:12-14)
      3. Before Herod (Luke 23:9)
    2. The Explanation For The Lord’s Silence Is Given In An Illustration
      1. The Silence Of A Lamb Provides The Illustration
      2. Christ’s Silence Was Not Dispositional, But In Powerful Submission To The Father
      3. A Perfect Atonement Demands A Perfect Response To The Exacting Of Justice (I Peter 2:20-25)