Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Isaiah 53:4-5 NIV 2011

Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

The book of Isaiah reveals God’s punishment and salvation of Israel. Isaiah displayed the Lord’s Righteous Servant’s suffering in these verses. Matthew 8:17, “This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: ‘He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.’” God’s Servant was sent to atone for sin. John 3:17, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” Peace comes through Jesus Christ. John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.” Servant Jesus came to save wounded sinners.

The closer I walk with the Lord, the more I’m aware of my sinful nature. It’s made my study of the Old Testament rich and insightful as I see the Israelites making many of the same mistakes I make daily. By choosing to repent, respond and return to the Lord, rich fellowship with the Lord always followed. The same is true for me. With my eyes focused upward toward Him, my path is clear. When I’m focused outward, He’s hard to see. God sent Jesus to save me, a wounded sinner.

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