Daily Journey: October 10th - Ankerberg Theological Research Institute, John Ankerberg Show

Daily Journey: October 10th

Isaiah 50:1-52:12; Colossians 1:1-23

Thought from Today’s Old Testament Passage:

The Lord God hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back [Isaiah 50:5].

This speaks of the Lord’s true submission in His crucifixion. In Exodus 21:1–6 we are told that when a servant wanted to become a permanent servant, his master would bore or pierce a hole in his ear. “Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him for ever” (Exod. 21:6)….

Do you see how this was applied to the Lord Jesus? The psalmist, referring to this custom, wrote, “… mine ears hast thou opened …” (Ps. 40:6). Now notice how this is quoted in Hebrews 10:5: “Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me.” In the psalm it says, “mine ears hast thou opened,” and in Hebrews it says, “a body hast thou prepared me.” When the Lord Jesus came down to this earth and went to the cross, His ear wasn’t “opened” or “digged”; He was given a body, and that body was nailed to a cross. He has taken a glorified body bearing nail prints back to heaven. He did more than have his ear bored through with an awl; He gave His body to be crucified because He loved us and would not return to heaven without us!

J. Vernon McGee, Thru The Bible Commentary [computer file], electronic ed., Logos Library System (Nashville: Thomas Nelson) 1997, © 1981 by J. Vernon McGee.


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