Father, the fact that Isaiah wrote of Jesse and Jesus 700 years before the birth of the Savior points me to the steadfastness of your love and your plan for salvation. It’s a statement of your sovereignty and that of Jesus. There is no God like You who goes out for the benefit of His beloved. I exalt You above all in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.
“There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear, but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins.” (Isaiah 11: 1-5 ESV)