Advent | Divine Son

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. -Isaiah 9:6 KJV

This prophetic word gives us a picture of what ancient Jews were expecting a Messiah to look like. This morning I want to ponder with you a portion of this prophecy. Isaiah tells us that the Messiah would first be a son - a descendant of Israel. In this same word he calls that son "The Mighty God". When these two messianic qualities are combined, it makes sense that the Messiah would be both human and divine. In this light Christ's virgin birth interprets Isaiah's prophecy.

... this devotion is part of an ongoing Advent series.

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