Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Isaiah 53:4-6 NLT

[4] Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins!

[5] But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.

[6] All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the sins of us all.

Reflection . . .

This is a very familiar passage from Isaiah, one that foretells the suffering that Jesus would bear on our behalf on the cross.

What did Jesus carry/suffer?

  • Our Weakness
  • Our Sorrows
  • Our Punishment
  • Our Rebellion
  • Our Sin

Why did Jesus suffer for us?

  • To Make us Whole
  • To Heal us
  • To Bring us to God

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 

John 15:13 ESV