The King and the Root of Jesse

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Last week’s text addressed the problem of centering our lives on ourselves. Because of such pride we can easily become presumptuous when things go well or despair when they do not. Or we may be filled with a brassy kind of aggressiveness to make our future better than our past. Or we spend our time trying to protect our precious accomplishments from anything that would threaten them. But each of these approaches to life are wrong because they revolve around ourselves.

What then would it look like for our lives to be centered on Immanuel? That’s what this passage reveals—and the vision is indeed glorious.

Title: The King and the Root of Jesse

Text: Isaiah 11–12

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