The blossom from the stump of Jesse will see with the eye of God:
Not by appearance shall he judge,Isaiah 11:3b-4a
nor by hearsay shall he decide,
But he shall judge the poor with justice,
and decide fairly for the land’s afflicted.
David the shepherd boy was chosen out of all the sons of Jesse with the same penetrating and impartial eye:
But the Lord said to Samuel: Do not judge from his appearance or from his lofty stature, because I have rejected him. God does not see as a mortal, who sees the appearance. The Lord looks into the heart.I Samuel 16:7
The Messianic Son of David will use his shepherd’s rod to guide his sheep into green pastures and also protect them from evildoers.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,Psalm 23:4
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff comfort me.
He shall strike the ruthless with the rod of his mouth,Isaiah 11:4b
and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.
Justice shall be the band around his waist,Isaiah 11:5
and faithfulness a belt upon his hips.
Christ will ascend the mountain of the Lord along the straight and narrow path in obedience to God the Father, fulfilling the covenant with Abraham, the first man in history whose faith was credited to him as tsedeq —“righteousness” (Genesis 15:6; Romans 4:3).