15 April 2019 – Isaiah 50:6-7 (NIV)

15 April 2019 – Isaiah 50:6-7 (NIV)


I offered my back to those who beat me,
    my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard;
I did not hide my face
    from mocking and spitting.
Because the Sovereign Lord helps me,
    I will not be disgraced.
Therefore have I set my face like flint,
    and I know I will not be put to shame.


The Servant has been told that hardship is coming, gross and inhumane hardship. (Mark 15:16-20) He is also told ahead of time that all of this will happen in a courtroom, the last place where the Servant or anyone for that matter, should have to experience this kind of humiliation. (Mark 15:3) Yet, someone, somewhere believes that they are doing the “right” thing. With the knowledge that he will stand before a higher court and be vindicated, the Servant endures the shame. Jesus once said, that we love darkness rather than the light. (John 3:19) Darkness is descending but we can still choose to love the light; it’s not too late. (Mark 15:39) (Ps. Dale).

Thoughts for the day

  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
  • Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.


Pray for the children of Cambodia and those who work with them.

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Con Loggenberg is a native South African and the Discipleship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF). He holds a B.Sc. degree and a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying, a B.Th. (Hons) degree in Theology and an M.Th. degree in Theology. He and his Texan wife, twin boys and daughter live in Shanghai, China.