Daily Devotional – The Savior Was Rejected

By on April 4, 2022
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Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Isaiah 53:1-6. Despite all the miraculous signs Jesus had done in the midst of the Israelites, most of them did not believe in Him. This is exactly what Isaiah the prophet had predicted.

“Who has believed our message
    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
    and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted.
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.”

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Thankfully they rejected Jesus!

It is easy to believe that we would have known better or done better. While we may condemn the Jews for sending Jesus to the cross, I am grateful to them for not being wiser. If they had not been so easily convinced to crucify Jesus, how else would we have been able to receive salvation?

God’s intimate knowledge of each of us gave Him the insight to know the actions and decisions. The Father knew that the sin of the religious leaders would have them eager to kill their savior at any expense. Even though they had recited the scriptures and laws, they did not recognize the warnings of their own sin.

Let us be sure to be doers of the laws and commands of God and not just hearers. Let us not be hypocritical in our actions, but in all things live life on display for the glory of God.

Let’s Pray

Dear Father, 

Thank you that You worked all things together for the purposes and plans of Your Kingdom. I submit myself to You and Your works knowing that Your plans are for my good.

In Jesus’s Name,

Amen

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Daily Devotional – The Savior Was Rejected