01-12-2022 - John Scott | Isaiah 53:5-9

?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 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. 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.?
Isaiah 53:5-9 NIV

The prophet Isaiah spoke of the coming Savior. In chapter 53, he describes the hardship and "punishment" that He would suffer. What makes this suffering more significant is that He went to the cross willingly to serve His Father. He did not argue, He did not fight, and He did not object. In fact, as written by Isaiah, He was silent! His silence was part of the sacrifice and commitment to serve; a tremendous example for all of us. He did this to bring peace, healing and salvation to the world!

Be More in 2022 ... whether you are called to serve your family, job, neighbors, church or community, do it willingly with grace and humility.

God Bless
J. W. Lee
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