More Than Bread Devotional for 4/20/11

1 Who has believed what he has heard from us?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2For he grew up before him like a young plant,
and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
and no beauty that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, andwe esteemed him not.

4 Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his stripes we are healed.
6All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.   – Isaiah 53:1-6

I don’t think there is much that I could add to this.  Isaiah 53 is one of the most obvious prophecies about the Messiah and one that makes it apparent that Jesus is the Messiah.  We see His sacrifice in detail through the eyes of Isaiah.  It hadn’t been revealed in his day, but it is so easy to see in ours.  Jesus knows grief and sorrow.  He knows trial and tribulation.  He gives us peace in place of panic and healing in His hurt.  Give time to think about the suffering Servant, Jesus, as you go through your day today.

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About jeofurry

Husband, father, pastor, musician and who knows what else. Just living to love the Lord will all my heart, soul and might.
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