After his anguish, he will see light and be satisfied. By his knowledge, my righteous servant will justify many and he will carry their iniquities. - Isaiah 53:11 (CSB)
From Isaiah 52:13 through 53:12, the prophet foretold of a faithful remnant of Israel who would suffer on the behalf of others. As the prophecy unfolds, the suffering remnant is narrowed down to an individual. This righteous servant would suffer through humiliation and death for the sins of his people and would be raised to bear testimony to their justification.
This prophecy from about 900 years before Christ speaks with chilling detail about the crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. He is the faithful Son of God who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification (Rom. 4:24). God’s saving righteousness is a gift to be received by faith so that we might be justified before a holy God as an act of his loving grace (Rom. 3:21-26).
From the time of Adam’s disobedience, death reigned. But through the Second Adam’s obedience, you and I can reign in life. Spend some time today meditating on the obedience of Christ, who would be humbled to the point of death on a cross. Think about his victorious resurrection and victory over death as your reigning king.
Read this for more on the resurrection in Isaiah 53:11.