John 12:37 – 41, 2 Corinthians 2:14 – 4:6
Isaiah 53:1–3 (NKJV)
1 Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him. 3 He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
I The complaint about unbelief and the secret concerning faith.
II The humble background of the Servant and the lowly condition of the Christian in this present age.
III The rejection of the Saviour and his being acquainted with sorrows.