"And the Lord hath laid on HIM the iniquity of us all." Isaiah 53:6
So this morning, my thoughts were on the death and suffering of the Lord Jesus... and His redemptive work on my behalf.
"Surely HE hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem HIM stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
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.
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."
How thankful I am for the beauty of the Lord Jesus, seen in the eyes of the Father... for He alone was worthy to become the propitiation of our sins. And in His beauty, love was demonstrated ... in all obedience to the Father, in granting us pardon, and in making intersession for us transgressors.
What blessed hope and reason to rejoice! The Lord's suffering was not in vain... for eternal life was granted towards us sinners.
One day, our eyes too, shall behold the King in all His splendor and beauty.
"... for thou wast slain,
and hast redeemed us to God
by thy blood
out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation."
"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
to receive power, and riches, and wisdom,
and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing."
Father, how can we thank you for the pardon offered through the blood of Jesus Christ, the perfect lamb without spot or blemish? Teach us to put away all pride and no longer live for ourselves. May the death of the Lord Jesus Christ be manifested in our lives today. Help us to magnify the ONE who is worthy of all honor and praise.
" Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus,
that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body."
2 Corinthians 4:10
May you be reminded today of the death of the Lord Jesus Christ and the power of His resurrection, bringing us eternal salvation.