“For the Lord God will help Me; Therefore, I will not be disgraced; Therefore, I have set My face like a flint. And I know that I will not be ashamed.”
In Isaiah chapter 50;7, we get a unique perspective of Jesus, His arrest, and the barbaric treatment He received. The previous verse talks about how He gave His back to those who struck Him and His cheeks to those who plucked out His beard; He did not hide His face from shame and spitting. This is an important perspective for those times in our lives when we think in our hearts,” God, how could You allow ______ to happen?
Truth be told, He allowed this to happen as the Father allowed Jesus to be our example. “He set His face towards Jerusalem,” towards an old rugged cross. Flint is a material that can be used in the making of fire, and Jesus is the rock that we stand on; solid, useful, to take out the Goliaths in this life. Moses utilized a rock when the Children of Israel were in battle, and Aaron and Hur held up his arms. So, we see that in his weakness, others were strong. Jesus sets my feet upon a rock; Jacob slept on a rock for a pillow; remember how he used that as he dreamt of the stairway to heaven, later to have the angels ascending/descending. Jesus is immovable, stable in a manner I cannot relate to but definitely benefit from, and upon the confession of Peter, is the foundation of us, the church.
Therefore, you and I can agree with the psalmist who states in Psalm 91; “I will say unto the Lord, He is my rock and my fortress, my God in Him I will trust.” In Jesus’ Name.