They can find a hole in the fence and get out, but they cannot find it to get back in. Genuine integrity and the resolve to do right has been completely undermined in all of us. Devotional Thought : Isaiah 53:10 Posted on November 20, 2015 March 26, 2020 - 10:00 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand. The Remedy: A Devotion on Isaiah 53:5 In Blogs , Devotional by Chris Katulka April 13, 2017 Leave a Comment I don’t know what it is about soup, but when I get sick I lose my appetite for most things––except a bowl of hot soup, preferably chicken noodle. Helpful thoughts: This prophecy concerning the Suffering Servant, Jesus Christ, began in Isaiah 52:13. We can lay hold of this personally by the honest admission stated in Verse 6: All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way. The bruising that he felt was the chastisement that we deserved, but it was laid upon him. 53 Who has believed our message    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,    and like a root out of dry ground.He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.Like one from whom people hide their faces    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. And He did not wait until I came to Him. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him. Website © 2020 by Ray Stedman Ministries. Daily Devotion © 2014 by Ray Stedman Ministries. Isaiah 52:13–53:3. (See. Do our lives disparage this amazing grace? Why is it that we can only learn to love our Lord once we have beheld his suffering — his excruciating agony on our behalf? One writer has put it rather well. We have turned every one to his own way; and then to believe the next line, But the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Why do not we love him first? How true that is of each of us! As Peter puts it, He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, (1 Peter 2:24). (Matthew 27:46). How true are the words, We have turned every one to his own way. Contact Us. Jesus took our place. All this spells out for us what we really are like. I grew up in Montana, and I know something about sheep. Sometimes after reading this chapter we might thing, “How do people not understand…especially the Jewish people?”  How does John 3 help us to answer this question? The way to lay hold of the redemption of Jesus is to admit that All we like sheep have gone astray. Today’s passage: Isaiah 53. he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. How does this fulfilled prophecy make your heart swell with joy and love for our Savior? There is no way to read this and fail to see that our Lord is the great divine Substitute for the evil of the human heart. Thank you, Lord, for taking my own punishment upon yourself. All rights reserved. Man, who was created in the image of God and once wore the glory of his manhood, has become bruised and marred, sick and broken, his conscience ruined, his understanding faulty, his will enfeebled. How proud we feel that we did it our way. Jesus Christ was pierced for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities, chastised to bring us peace, wounded for our healing. the punishment that brought us peace was on him. Jesus healed our greatest problem, our sin. Sin is a disease that has afflicted our entire race. Everyone is doing things their way, so we have a race that is in constant conflict, forever striving with one another, unable to work anything out, because we all did it our way. This, of course, is the very heart of the gospel, the good news.

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