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Lent Day 20: The Sinless Servant

by dardenne

“He knows that his suffering is not in vain because by it his people shall be redeemed.”
PriestIsaiah 50:4-9 (ESV)

The Lord God has given me
the tongue of those who are taught,
that I may know how to sustain with a word
him who is weary.[…]

Lent Day 19: The Servant

by dardenne

“Lord Jesus, suffering servant and Redeemer, you have brought us back into relationship with you by being our salvation, purchasing us with your life, ransoming us from certain death.”

Isaiah 49:1-6 (ESV)

Listen to me, O coastlands,
and give attention, you peoples from afar.
The Lord called me from the womb,
from the body of my mother he named my name.[…]

Lent Day 18: The Chosen

by dardenne

“This servant, who has from afar long beheld us, knows that we are wounded and always on the verge of losing hope and will complete his task with the gentleness of a friend.”
CrossIsaiah 42: 1-9 (ESV)

Behold my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen, in whom my soul delights;
I have put my Spirit upon him;
he will bring forth justice to the nations.[…]

Lent Day 17: The Name

by dardenne

“Help us to trust and obey you as our righteous king, and may your name be forever praised.”
Psalm 72: 12-19 (ESV)

For he delivers the needy when he calls,
the poor and him who has no helper.
He has pity on the weak and the needy,
and saves the lives of the needy.[…]

Lent Day 16: The Champion

by dardenne

“Jesus went toe-to-toe with sin and death and won!”
VictoryPsalm 68: 7-18 (ESV)

O God, when you went out before your people,
when you marched through the wilderness, Selah
the earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain,
before God, the One of Sinai,

Lent Day 15: The Forsaken

by dardenne

“Jesus stayed to the end, bore our sins, and purchased our reconciliation with God.”
ForsakenPsalm 22:1-11, 29-31 (ESV)

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?
O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,
and by night, but I find no rest.

Lent Day 14: The Appeal

by dardenne

“God, our Father, we praise you for sending Christ to cover our own acts of injustice towards you so that we can have a relationship with you”
JusticePsalm 109:21-31 (ESV)

But you, O God my Lord,
deal on my behalf for your name’s sake;
because your steadfast love is good, deliver me!
For I am poor and needy,[…]

Lent Day 13: The Scorn

by dardenne

“The pain we feel when our reputation is under attack is uniquely excruciating… How are we tempted to respond when it is our reputation that is being assaulted?”
DistressPsalm 69:1-12 (ESV)

Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me. I am weary with my crying out; my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim […]

Lent Day 12: The Stone

by dardenne

“God picked up Jesus from the grave and made him the cornerstone of salvation for everyone who believes.”
CornerstonePsalm 118:22-24 (ESV)

The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvelous in our eyes. […]

Lent Day 11: The Son

by dardenne

“Our King and Father, where you are there is majesty and perfection. Thank you for giving us your Son, who reflects your glory and intercedes for us, advocates for us, and sends us the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth.”
son of godPsalm 2 (ESV)

Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together, [..]