Trusting the Bible
This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah:
“Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles. He will not quarrel or cry aloud, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets; a bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory; and in his name the Gentiles will hope.” Matthew 12:17-21
One of the reasons I trust the Bible is that the unity of the message can only be explained by the presence of an eternal God who revealed that message to His prophets and apostles from Moses to John.
Trust the Bible
Matthew makes many connections with the Old Testament and the person and work of Jesus Christ. Jesus fulfills hundreds of prophecies written centuries before His birth. One of those prophecies given by Isaiah said that the Messiah would bring justice to victory. How reassuring it is to have confidence that our Lord has triumphed over Satan. The serpent’s head was crushed. Trust the Bible. The coming of God’s kingdom is assured. In Christ He has brought justice to victory for Jews and Gentiles worldwide.
For more reflections on today’s reading, see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days.
Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016). Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.