November 24, 2013

Sunday Reflections: Isaiah 53

53 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?

2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 24, 2013 1:57 AM
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He did what He said He would. And without compromising our freedom. A sublime plan. And painful. You can't make this stuff up. Let us praise and thank our Almighty God.

Posted by: Ralph Kinney Bennett at November 24, 2013 6:36 AM

We see the suffering servant and are afraid.

We see "The world is ugly / the people are sad"

But, God gave His Son, so that we would go on.

His message is one of love.

Posted by: grace at November 24, 2013 10:52 AM