08 Apr 2021

Who can speak of his descendants?

Acts 8:32-33


32 This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading: “He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth. 33 In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth.”



这是一句关于基督的著名预言,在众多类似预言中让人印象最为深刻。这是因为在这预言里,先知以赛亚直接道出了上帝对人类的救赎法则 – 即上帝的爱子献上生命来赎回人的生命,祂牺牲自己来除去世人的罪。






Lessons Learn

This is a famous prophecy about Christ, memorable above all others, because in it Isaiah says directly that the way of redemption would be by the Son of God’s purchasing life for men by his death—offering himself as a sacrifice to expiate men’s sins.

The prophet teaches both that Christ had to suffer to purchase life for us and that he would suffer death willingly, to blot out our stubbornness by his obedience. From this we must learn patience.

This everlasting life belongs to the whole church, because Christ rose not in order to live for himself but for us. Therefore, every one of the faithful may derive a sure hope of eternal life from this verse; and the perpetuity of the church is avowed in the person of Christ.

We must consider the kind of fellowship we have with Christ, that it may not be irksome to anyone to go the same way.