The verse we are studying this week is another short, simple verse, but one that packs a full punch and a lot of information into one sentence.
Isaiah 9:6 (ESV)
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.
Just as last week’s verse, Isaiah 7:14, this verse is helping us to focus our attention on Christ this season. Take a few minutes each day and read this verse. I also encourage you to set aside some time to study the significance contained in the words. What does it mean that the “government will be upon his shoulder?” What is so significant about the four names given to him: “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace?” Who is the “us” referred to?
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