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The Glory of God's King
Isaiah 9:1-7 Intro | 9:1-5 The Promises of God| 9:6 Wonderful Counselor | 9:6 Mighty God | Eternal Father | 9:6 Prince of Peace | 9:7 Security | Isaiah 9:1-7 Bible Study Questions
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Isaiah 9:6-7 is a source of rich meditation on the glory of the Messiah Jesus' person and work. In this section we describe the fourth title of Jesus the Messiah, the Prince of Peace from Isaiah 9:6.
B) The Source of Comforting Light (Isaiah 9:6-7)
“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. 7 There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this” (Isaiah 9:6-7).
Without His peace, I am competitive, selfishly ambitious and covetous; I simply am not able to prioritize good relationships with others whether it be my spouse, child, colleague, neighbor or friend but by relying on the Prince of Peace I can trust Him to bring healing to all the relationships I have with God and others.
What does “Prince of Peace” mean to you? Christ is the greatest peacemaker. Does that mean He has no enemies? No. Clearly not. He has, however, taken brave and sacrificial steps to create peace. The world uses money to pretend peace. “I’ll treat you so and so to be my friend.”
We know that kind of friend is not a real friend. They are bribed. People can’t stand those people or nations that manipulate them because of their lusts for money and privilege–even though they might accept the money.
Christ is the great reconciler. He has brought man to God. Through the powerful work on the cross, Christ made peace. If we would only follow our Lord’s way, God would do great things in our midst. I am not saying that every relationship will become sweet, but when you do everything you can because of your love for another, you change. People change. They are so attracted to the love of God that they change.
Where is the greatest needs of making peace? Usually in the families. The closer you are to someone the greater the need for peace. Sometimes as parents we have created our own family storm center.
How is your relationship with your children? We might need to be the peacemaker if there is a problem. Ask your child whether there is anything that you have done that needs to be forgiven.
Don’t defend your bad moment in life. Humble your heart and confess your sin to the Lord and your child. Ask them to forgive you.
Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the sons of God” (Matthew 5:9). Clearly we see the Lord working mighty things in our lives where we tear down the walls and build bridges. The person on the other side will be suspicious. Just quietly and humbly pray and confess. Good relationships are everything about peace and love. The Lord is not just concerned with peace between God and man but also man and man.
We are hopeful for peace because God has a way of bringing peace even when facing difficult people.
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