“His Name Shall Be” – Isaiah 9:6

Isaiah 9:6

“For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
    and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

In the midst of political uncertainty and unrest, we are blessed to be approaching the Christmas season, a time when we celebrate the birth of Christ over 2000 years ago and all that would transpire through His coming. 

We are reminded through Isaiah’s prophecy, uttered some 700 years prior to Jesus’ birth that God would give us a divine and perfect ruler, His son. He would come as a child but would take upon himself a rule without equal – a son, while also the Mighty God. Jesus has no need for a cabinet, his only counsel is the rest of the Godhead. His rule will be regarded as one of peace, stability and fatherly protection and guidance. The peace, love and Joy that the season contains is in the comforting fact that our God reigns! 

While using the HEAR method, dig into the meaning of each of Jesus’ titles given in this verse. 
Which of these titles speaks most to you? Answer in the comments below. 
Jesus is the King of Kings, but is the king of your life? Have you given your concession speech? 

Highlight – what words or phrases jump out at you? 
Explain – what does the passage mean? 
Apply – how does the passage intersect with your life today? 
Respond – how is God leading you to respond? 

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