TOPIC: A SHOOT FROM THE STUMP OF JESSE TEXT: ISAIAH 11:1-10 Judah, the Royal line of David, is compared to a tree chopped down, leaving stump. But from it a new shoot would grow - the new Messiah. He is the fulfillment of God's promise that a descendant of David would be on the throne and rule forever (cf. 2 Samuel 7:16). The spirit of the Lord, of wisdom, of counsel and might, of knowledge shall rest upon Him. He shall judge with righteousness, strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, etc., and through Him the unimaginable shall happen - leopard and goat shall lie down together and a child shall play with deadly snakes without harm, among others. It is only in and through Christ that all these can happen.
QUESTION If all of these can happen through Christ, what else can't He do in your life? PRAYER Dear Lord, please work in and through me, to Your own glory, in Jesus name, Amen.