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A Son is Born; a Son is Given

Old Testament

A Sermon on Isaiah 9:6

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (ESV)

Do you wonder at times if you can trust God and his promises? Christmas tells you, “Yes! You can!” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones teaches us in this text from Isaiah 9:6 that we must think more highly of the gift of Christ we are given from the Father. A gift tells us about the one who gives as well as the one who receives. When we consider the greatness of God giving us his Son, we understand three things. First, we must make much of God and not only Christ; the giver is as great as the gift. Second, we must be in very great need if we are given so costly a gift. Finally, our response must be one of amazement, gratitude, and praise. God loves us so much that he gave us the greatest gift that could be given! Hold fast to that when you struggle to trust God’s promises. Christmas is the guarantee that we can trust God’s goodness.