Jesus did act wisely and does act wisely today. This chapter is often read at Easter. As you read it today, let these awesome words roll over you like a cleansing ocean of God’s love.
* Dear Lord God, please show us Jesus today.
“But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.”
What a passage this is!
We see clearly the agony that Jesus endured, what He went through. Both on the cross but also through His life on earth.
Importantly, these verse contain the big problem that humanity faces. Our own broken decision, our sin.
“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned – every one – to his own way;”
Our own way. We have turned to our own way. Instead of God’s way, we choose our own.
But what did God do?
“… and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”
Who is the “him” here?
It’s Jesus! God in the person of the Son, fully God and fully man. Despised and rejected by us, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief … Any yet.
Any yet He bore our sin, the sin of the many, making intercessions for us the transgressors.
This is the good news, Hallelujah, what a Saviour!
* Gracious Father,
Thank You for Jesus. You brought us peace by making Him a curse. You healed us with His wounds.
What a love You have. What a love this is.
May our hearts be ever in wonder at what You have done for us.