March 9, 2012

30 Days with Jesus

Isaiah 53:5
But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
And by His scourging we are healed.

March 9 – Isaiah 53: Jesus foretold
Some 680 years prior to Jesus’ birth, God gave these words to the prophet Isaiah. This passage is quoted many times in the New Testament. While it is prophetic and has beautiful literary elements, it is 53:5-7 that should be an ongoing reminder of how personal Jesus’ death was.