Behold My Servant

“Behold, My servant shall deal prudently, He shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at Thee; His visage was so marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men” (Isaiah 52:13-14)

We notice the prosperity that will belong to the Servant for the word translated “prudently” carries within it both the thoughts of prudence and prosperity or perhaps better, the prosperity that springs from prudence. David the king was an example of this prudence for “he behaved himself wisely,” and “he behaved himself very wisely” (1Sam 18:5,15).

Second, we notice the power of His resurrection for the word “exalted” means to rise up in exaltation. His passing victoriously through the heavens in his ascension is one of the thoughts in the word “extolled” which refers to a glorious ascent.

Lastly, we see the position that is now His in exaltation at the right hand of God. The Father has said to the Son, “Sit thou on My right hand until…I make Thine enemies Thy footstool” (Psalm 110:1). Then, with His enemies at His feet, He will reign in Jerusalem, over Israel, and over the entire world. The kingdoms of this world will then have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ. (Revelation 11:15, 12:10)