Things I Never Noticed in the Bible

Isaiah 11:1, 10
There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse....
In that day the root of Jesse...

I never noticed the "root of Jesse" name in vs 10 before.  The shoot from Jesse's stump is well-known Advent Scripture.  But in close connection, just 10 verses later, the same Person (Messiah) is called the root, as well as the shoot.  We see this same metaphor in Psalm 80 and John 15, where Jesus is the vine or branch; Revelation 5:5 tells us He is the root.  He is both root of David there, and the offspring/Son of David (Rev. 22:16).  The ruler of Israel will come forth, but His goings forth are from eternity (Micah 5:2).

All these get at the same truth:  Jesus is both the source of the tree's life, and He is grafted into the tree itself to restore it.

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