Daily Devotional – The Cross Had The Final Word

By on July 9, 2020
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Isaiah 53:5-11. Jesus took upon Himself my shame, my scorn, and my sin. He had daily communion with the Father until God couldn’t bear to look at Him. Jesus was nailed to the cross, clothed in the sins of the world.

But he was pierced for our transgressions,

    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
    each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed and afflicted,
    yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
    and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
By oppression[a] and judgment he was taken away.
    Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
    for the transgression of my people he was punished.[b]
He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
    and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
    nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
    and though the Lord makes[c] his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
    and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.”

It was God’s will that Jesus absorb His wrath 

It may not be Easter, however, salvation was made possible by Jesus’ sacrifice. Consider once again the sacrifice and what was involved in the death of Jesus on the cross.

The prophecy by Isaiah details what lay ahead of Jesus and gives us a greater understanding of what happened that day. Isaiah details for us about the shame and punishment that Jesus took on our behalf. Jesus was sent to His death for “the transgression of my people” with no protesting from those in Jerusalem.

Many people wonder why God allows pain, strife, and heartache. Isaiah states that it was God’s will “to crush him and cause him to suffer“. God’s will was for the salvation of His creation. It would not have been possible without the sacrifice of Jesus. You and I are the fruits of His pain!

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for taking on flesh and taking on my sin. I can not imagine how You felt when the Father turned away from You. Help me to see Your bigger picture through all of what I see today. As I see Your will, help me then to rest in it.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

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Daily Devotional – The Cross Had The Final Word