Consider Jesus: Consolation of Israel

Let us continue to “consider Jesus.” (Heb. 3:1) 

IsaLuke 2:25-30“And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27And he came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to carry out for Him the custom of the Law, 28then he took Him into his arms, and blessed God… 30For my eyes have seen Thy salvation

The word “consolation” is also translated as “encouragement,” “exhortation” and “comfort.” Jesus was all of these things to Israel. Jesus is all of these wonderful and helpful things to us because He is our salvation.