Isaiah 53:3-5| By Jolene DeHeer
February 27, 2023
The prophet Isaiah had much to say about who the Messiah would be. Take this opportunity to reflect on how Jesus fulfilled each of those prophecies. Then spend time in prayer and worship of the One who was the Fulfillment.
“He was despised and rejected by men,” “And they all condemned him as worthy of death. Then some began to spit at him; they blindfolded him, struck him with their fists.” Mark 14:64b
“…a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.” “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.” Mark 14:34a
“Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, we esteemed him not.” “What should I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?’ Pilate asked them. ‘Crucify him!’ they shouted.” Mark 15:12-13
“Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows,” “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for you souls.” Matthew 11:28-29
“He was pierced for our transgressions,” “Instead one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.” John 19:34
“He was crushed for our iniquities.” “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Mark 15:34b
“The punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
2 Corinthians 5:21
Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the promises. He alone is our hope and our salvation. Praise be to God for the sacrificial Lamb who takes away the sins of the world.
Prayer: Thank you, Father, for the promise of a Savior. Thank you, Jesus, for being the fulfillment of that promise. Amen.
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