“See, My Servant will act wisely;
He will be raised and lifted up and greatly exalted.
Just as many were appalled at You—
His appearance was so disfigured
that He did not look like a man,
and His form did not resemble a human being—
so He will sprinkle many nations.
Kings will shut their mouths because of Him,
For they will see what had not been told them,
and they will understand what they had not heard.” (Isaiah 52:13-15)
These are the words from the prophet Isaiah. He wrote these words hundreds of years before the One who would come to fulfill this prophesy. That One was Jesus. Isaiah wrote about how Jesus would be lifted up and exalted. He wrote that he would be disfigured which Jesus was as He was beaten and flogged to the point of death before His crucifixion. But this was done so that all nations could be reconciled unto God.
These verses are prior to the “Suffering Servant” chapter. Though these verses are not as well known, they as well portray how Jesus suffered for us so that “they will see what had not been told them, and they will understand what they had not heard.” Jesus came as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins and has been raised up and greatly exalted in His rightful place as the Son of God. This week let us remember and be thankful that Jesus did that for us.