We begin this year’s series of Advent related verses with some well known Scriptures from Isaiah
A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him – the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord – and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.
He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth ….
Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash round his waist.