The King of Righteousness

Day Five of “Getting Ready for Christmas.” Read Isaiah 11:1-9.

Like Isaiah 9:1-7, Isaiah 11 is a messianic passage of Scripture which looks forward to the coming of the King.

This passage gives us several themes to note.

First, the King comes from the line of David. Out of the stump of Jesse, David’s father, the Messiah will come.

Second, the Spirit of the Lord will be upon Him. The Spirit will bring wisdom and understanding. The King will delight in the fear of the Lord.

Third, He will be beyond any human understanding. He will judge with righteousness.

Fourth, He will judge the earth.

Finally, He will bring genuine peace.

We have so much for which to praise God. May God bless you as you get ready for Christmas.


  1. Danny Fischer
    Dec 08, 2013

    Great sermon today Waylon!! You rocked it.

  2. Ed Matthew
    Dec 10, 2013

    Interesting how Life in Christ and the game of football have so much in common regarding expected outcomes. Just when you think you know with certainty the outcome, something happens. Truly, there is merit in empirical data, yet the very fact that it is empirical, makes the observance of data points outside the mean significant. The Drama of Life plays around us and through us. Hope you enjoyed the game!

    Christ be near at either hand,
    Christ behind before me stand.
    Christ be in my heart and mind,
    Christ be in my soul enshrined.


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