Rob Peterson - Olympia I, Washington Convention - 2018

God would like us to believe that Jesus is the answer for every need in our heart. Jesus is the one that God is pleased with! He’s the One who proved all God can give us – the love, peace, and joy!

 

Isaiah 42:1, God put His Spirit upon Him. We understand His approval when God puts His Spirit within us! Jesus pleased God and was chosen. Jesus took all our sins upon Himself and was willing for separation from God! God approved that. “He shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.” He brought a standard, He brought justice – what is right!

 

Matthew 11:29, “When we’re meek and lowly, it shows that, in our own strength, we can’t do it so we are relying on Jesus.”

We feel, “My need is different – how would Jesus ever understand?”

 

Hebrews 4:15, “For we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” He has been tempted and got victory!

 

Isaiah 53:4, He took upon Himself our infirmities and is acquainted with our griefs! I wonder if part of that was when He entered into the struggles and sorrow of other people. In giving them a solution, He would have faced certain temptations.

 

He didn’t experience what it was like to lose a mother because He died before Mary did but He entered into other peoples’ experiences when losing a mother.