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Israel, God’s Vineyard

A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. 2The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord3His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide by what his ears hear; 4but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. 5Righteousness shall be the belt around his waist, and faithfulness the belt around his loins. (11:1-5, NRSV)

A shoot will come out of Jesse and a branch will grow from its roots.

That shoot was David and the branch led to Jesus. You see this is a part of the story of God and part of your story.

God planned back before Jesse, that David would be a great king and through his lineage, the Messiah would be born. The Messiah would have understanding and might, and knowledge and fear of the Lord. The Messiah would be what the people needed, not what they wanted, but what they needed.

Were we ready for the Messiah, are you ready now?

 

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