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August 5th, 2015

Our Promised Savior

“Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 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. All 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 53:4-6 (ESV)

In one of the most beautiful passages in all of scripture, the Lord through the prophet Isaiah sets forth a divine promise of greater salvation coming in the form of a servant. This servant, chosen and formed by the hand of God, will come to set the people of God free from a greater oppressive force than the Assyrian army. He will take on the oppression of sin and God’s wrath against that sin, absorbing our full judgment as our Heavenly Father lays upon him the iniquity of us all. No longer will an animal pay the price for our sin; rather, God’s chosen instrument will become our bearer of His wrath.

The promise here is unmistakable, as it clearly points to the work of Jesus Christ, who sacrificed the glory of heaven to pursue us and reconcile us to God by removing the stain of our transgression. We were rebellious in our devotion to the Lord as His creation, and yet for the sake of His glory, the Lord chose to rescue us and restore us as He did the people of Israel. From Genesis to Revelation, the Lord has been unfolding this ultimate plan of restoration, a small picture of which we see in Isaiah’s prophetic work.

Our responsibility is the same as that of Isaiah. We are to proclaim Christ’s redemptive work for the sake of the nations. Will you proclaim Christ’s saving work today?

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Mobilization Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jaredrichard

 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 1:00 am
Category Isaiah, Prophecy, Savior.
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August 5th, 2012

Our Promised Savior

“Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 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. All 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 53:4-6 (ESV)

In one of the most beautiful passages in all of scripture, the Lord through the prophet Isaiah sets forth a divine promise of greater salvation coming in the form of a servant. This servant, chosen and formed by the hand of God, will come to set the people of God free from a greater oppressive force than the Assyrian army. He will take on the oppression of sin and God’s wrath against that sin, absorbing our full judgment as our Heavenly Father lays upon him the iniquity of us all. No longer will an animal pay the price for our sin; rather, God’s chosen instrument will become our bearer of His wrath.

The promise here is unmistakable, as it clearly points to the work of Jesus Christ, who sacrificed the glory of heaven to pursue us and reconcile us to God by removing the stain of our transgression. We were rebellious in our devotion to the Lord as His creation, and yet for the sake of His glory, the Lord chose to rescue us and restore us as He did the people of Israel. From Genesis to Revelation, the Lord has been unfolding this ultimate plan of restoration, a small picture of which we see in Isaiah’s prophetic work.

Our responsibility is the same as that of Isaiah. We are to proclaim Christ’s redemptive work for the sake of the nations. Will you proclaim Christ’s saving work today?

Chronological Bible Reading Plan: (Day 210:  Isaiah 49-53)

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Associate Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jaredrichard

 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Sunday, August 5th, 2012 at 1:00 am
Category Isaiah, Prophecy, Savior.
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