These daily online studies are adapted from our Quiet Time Bible Guide. The studies go through the Old and New Testaments in just over two years. The approach taken by our quiet time Bible studies does not include answers. The goal of the study is to help you dig into Scripture for yourself. You can go deeper using a commentary, Bible background guide or Bible handbook.
For more context before you begin studying, read this introduction to the book of Isaiah.
One of Jesus' most memorable sayings is found in Mark 10:45: "The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." One of Jesus' most memorable actions took place in the upper room where he was having his last meal with his disciples. He washed the disciples' feet. Afterward he said, "You call me `Teacher' and `Lord,' and rightly so, for that is what I am. . . . I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you" (Jn 13:13, 15). The roots of these memorable words and deeds of our Lord are in this chapter of Isaiah, in which God reveals, in gradually increasing detail, the character of the Deliverer whom he is going to provide for Israel, a mighty Deliverer who will yet be a lowly servant.
How do you feel when you picture Christ as a servant?
Praise God for what he has done for you in Jesus Christ.