Poured Out

Today’s reading is Isaiah 53: 7-12

rootedchristOnce again, I want you to go back and reread today’s passage.  Outside of the actual crucifixion account, I don’t know if you can find a better telling or understanding of what Jesus did on the cross than these passages.  He was afflicted, yet did not open His mouth.  He was like a lamb led to the slaughter.  His life was an offering for sin.  He shall make many righteous.

Here’s another thing I want you to think about and realize.  This passage was written nearly 600 years before Jesus was born.  Think about this.  It is almost like Isaiah is an eyewitness to the crucifixion, it is almost like he perfectly understands what it is that has happened on the cross.  And this was hundreds of years before Jesus was born.  Don’t ever think that the Old Testament doesn’t matter to us as Christians. We see Jesus all over the pages of every part of Scripture.  Today, we see this prophet pointing us to Jesus.

He was poured out for you and for me. And as the prophet says, He shall make many righteous. Today, you are forgiven and today, because of Jesus, you can know the grace that not just forgives you, but that helps you live fully for Him. As we read this passage again, may we never, ever take for granted what it is that Jesus has done for us.

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