Thursday 30 July 2020

Therefore will I assign him ...

Who are the great?
Who are the strong?
Compared to Him, none.

Yet God will assign Him
A portion with the great;
He will divide the spoil
With the strong.

If God has redeemed
His people and servants
With great power
And with a strong hand
In His hand it is
To make all great and strong.

Companions of the Christ.


Tuesday 28 July 2020

And he shall bear their iniquities ...

If He instructed may
In righteousness
He would bare
Their iniquities.

If I was to be righteous,
Exposed by Him,
He must endure agonies
Unbearable to me.

My sins pronounced on
The Scapegoat's head,
See the Righteous One
Bear my iniquities.

And the many
Make the claim too:
Then, we revert to Him
For instruction in righteousness.


Friday 24 July 2020

By his knowledge ...

By his knowledge ...
An inexhaustible well,
Not only because of who He is
But because of what He bore ...

Shall my righteous servant ...
An unstoppable service,
For His bored ear shows Him
A bondman for ever ...

Instruct many in righteousness ...
Beyond man's calculations,
The instruction, the company
And the righteousness.


Wednesday 22 July 2020

He shall see of the fruit ...

There can be no soul
Like the soul of the Lord Jesus;

There can be no travail
Like the travail of His soul;

There can be no fruit
Like the fruit of the travail of His soul;

There can be no satisfaction
Like His satisfaction
With the fruit of the travail of His soul.


Sunday 19 July 2020

And the pleasure of Jehovah ...

The hand that took the cup
The Father gave

Is the hand that had held for washing
The disciples' feet.

When the Father's love gave all things
Into a proved Son's hand

He knew that Jehovah's pleasure
Would prosper in that hand.


Friday 17 July 2020

He shall prolong his days ...

His days?
"Take me not away in the midst of my days".

His days?
"Whose goings forth are of old,
From days of eternity".

His days?
"He shall prolong his days."


Wednesday 15 July 2020

He shall see a seed ...

Penicuik House Estate: the low pond
He saw Mary
A first seed.

Risen He saw
Mary and the other Mary
Doing homage.

He saw two strayers
And they saw Him.

He saw the eleven,
The twelve.

He saw five hundred at once:
"He shall see a seed".


Monday 13 July 2020

When thou shalt make his soul ....

He bore in His body the sins
Of trusters in Him
Upon the cross.

His spirit He commended
In dying
To the Father; after

God made His soul
An offering for sin.


Saturday 11 July 2020

It pleased Jehovah to bruise him ...

Yet, cost what it did,
To secure divine counsels
It pleased Jehovah to bruise Him;

He, cost what it might,
To secure my salvation,
Hath subjected Him to suffering.


Wednesday 8 July 2020

But he was with the rich ...

Satan will bludgeon
Or net.

The world, his princedom,
Cudgels or traps.

Christ did no violence; spoke
No guile.

God intervened to give
A grave with the rich.


Sunday 5 July 2020

And men appointed his grave with the wicked ...

With what indifference
Did men appoint the grave
Of the Son of God
With the wicked?

With what ignorance
Did men appoint the grave 
Of the Righteous One
With the wicked?

With what malice
Did men appoint
The grave of the Son of man
With the wicked?

But what attention,
And knowledge, and affection
God ensured His Son
Was with the rich in His death.


Friday 3 July 2020

For the transgression ...

For the transgression ...
A course of activity flowing
From the Red Sea to the cross ...

Of my people ...
Those with whom Isaiah
Identified himself; yet can I,
Hearer of his gospel,
Identify with him?

... Was He, the patient Victim,


Wednesday 1 July 2020

For he was cut off out of ...

He who saw Jehovah's goodness
In the land of the living;

Who had walked with Jehovah
In the land of the living;

Who said, Thou art my refuge ...
In the land of the living;

Was cut of out of
The land of the living.

Psalm 27: 13
Psalm 116: 9
Psalm 142: 5
Isaiah 53: 8