A Meditation on Isaiah 53

I read Isaiah 53 once again this morning and once again I am stunned by this powerful passage. Written hundreds of years before Christ came to earth, it so clearly details the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. Here are eight quick thoughts about Jesus from this magisterial chapter:

1) He took on humanity. v.1-2; Philippians 2:5-8

2) He experienced great rejection. v.3; Luke 23:18-25

3) He bore our sins and took our punishment on the cross. v.4-6; 2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 5:8

4) He did not save Himself, though He could have. v.7-8; Matt. 26:53

5) He was buried in a borrowed tomb. v.9; Matthew 27:57-60

6) He rose from the dead! v.10; Luke 24:1-12

7) He will receive the full reward of His suffering. v.11-12; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 12:2; Rev. 5:12

8) He intercedes for us as our Advocate and High Priest. v.12; Hebrews 7:25

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