Grace Protestant Reformed Church

The Tongue of the Learned

Minister:
Date: PM
Text: Isaiah 50:4
Psalters: 257, 127, 150, 398
  1. The gift.
    1. The Almighty Sustainer of all has equipped His Servant for His task, giving Him a ready tongue.
      1. This is a tongue such as learned or skilled men have – an expert tongue.
      2. The tongue was “given.”
    2. The Servant is speaking of His being abundantly gifted for the prophetic ministry.
      1. He spoke as no man ever did; with such power and authority.
      2. The word that He spoke was to be timely or fitting so that it will be of true blessing.
    3. And this applies to ministers of the word.
  2. The way the tongue is given: He “wakeneth morning by morning, He wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.”
    1. Refers to masters calling their scholars to their studies in the morning.
      1. This refers to the Servant’s preparation for complete obedience.
      2. Obedience characterizes His whole mission.
    2. Each morning God awakens the Servant’s ear so that He may obediently hear as do the learned ones.
      1. The ear of the Servant of Jehovah is open directly and immediately
      2. No one is better equipped to be our Prophet and Teacher of redemption from weariness.
  3. The purpose: “that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary.”
    1. The “weary” are those who toiled hard and accomplishing nothing.
      1. Such are saints who are weary with sin, theirs and others.
      2. This is a spiritual weariness.
    2. He knew “how to speak a word in season to him that is weary.”
      1. The “word in season” to weary souls proclaims pardon and peace, pointing to Jesus, the bread and water of life.
      2. This is the word of redemption and deliverance from the cause of all the weariness of this earth.
      3. It proclaims the message of the hope of a new world.
    3. The only One with this tongue is the Servant of Jehovah, Wisdom (Prov. 8), the Lord Jesus Christ,
      1. He is our Chief Prophet Who only He speaks the words of eternal life (John 6:63,68).
      2. Hear ye Him!!