Jesus was Humble and Offered Mercy to All
Matt 26:62-63 And the high priest arose and said to Him, "Do You answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?" But Jesus kept silent....
- The Servant Messiah would be humble and meek and it is clear that He is an individual rather than the nation of Israel as a whole.
- He will not be a bragger or a show-off, but on the contrary He will be quiet and gentle.
- He will not use loud and angry arguments to win hearts.
- He would be careful not to bruise anything fragile or weak, such as any broken-hearted souls or weak believers, or anyone that has been crushed by sin or calamity.
- The "smoking flax" speaks of something that is just about to go out, like the expiring wick of an oil lamp. By giving His Words of life and true religion He will cause the dying flame to be re-fueled and lit again to burn brightly.
- The Servant Messiah would not be condemning in His tone of voice. He would always encourage and lift up the weak and feeble sinner.
- The words 'justice for truth' here speaks of the true religion; and laws that God had originally laid down. The Messiah would speak God’s true intentions within His law.