Isaiah 11:1-10; 40:1-11
God will be a refuge for you in every sense of the term.
1. Jesus fulfills the promise of God’s presence.
This stump is a seed!
2. What stumps of yours have in them a seed from Christ?
The promise of Jesus is coming points towards resurrection hope.
3. No one can cut down resurrection hope.
Death is carried in the image of the stump, yet life comes from the promise of the shoot.
Have you given up hoping in human exploits?
“The birth of Jesus is the grandest light of history, the sun in the heavens of all time. It is the Pole-Star of human destiny, the hinge of chronology, the meeting-place of the waters of the past and the future.” -C.H. Spurgeon
4. The pathway of Jesus becomes a promise for us.
John 14:16-18; Eph. 1:13-14
5. The shoot of the stump will turn into a rod of the Ruler.
6. The prerequisite for peace is knowledge of God.
“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” -Blaise Pascal.
Grow in the knowledge of the Lord; enter the resting place of Christ.