Behold God's Servant

Read Zephaniah 3:14-20 with Matthew 12:14-21

In the midst of criticism, dislike and misplaced enthusiasm focused upon the Lord Jesus, Matthew digresses for a moment, taking us to Isaiah 42:1-4 to proclaim Christ as God's chosen servant. How important this was at a time when the people were hearing different things about who Jesus was. As the text proclaims, Jesus is the one established as God;s Servant who came to serve God's grace unto us.