Confessing Our Sin to the One who Restores Bruised Reeds (Matthew 12:20)

Father in heaven, we are those who have been bruised and broken by sin and the fall. We confess that we have bruised others by our harsh and critical words, our anger tempers, our betrayal, and our failed attempts at loving others well. The devil bruises us with his lies. We also bruise ourselves and … Continue reading Confessing Our Sin to the One who Restores Bruised Reeds (Matthew 12:20)

Do you feel yourself spiritually and physically weak today?

The prophet Isaiah describes people like us: Bruised reeds and smoldering wicks. Listen to how our Savior deals with people like us: "A bruised reed he will not break,  and a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory..." (Matthew 12:20) What are we to understand by the bruised reed and … Continue reading Do you feel yourself spiritually and physically weak today?

The Bruised Reed and Smoldering Wick

What are we to understand by the bruised reed and smoldering wick in Matthew 12:20? "A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory." This language is no doubt figurative. What is it that these two expressions mean? The simplest … Continue reading The Bruised Reed and Smoldering Wick