October 11, 2011

Isaiah 53: Wounded Healer

Centuries before Jesus was born, Isaiah saw the Suffering Servant and described His sacrifice for us. These verses are quoted in the New Testament more than any other Old Testament passage. Many refer to these verses as the “Gospel in the Old Testament.” After reading the chapter, why do you think this is so?
To go deeper, read the account of Jesus’ death in Matthew 27:27-54 and compare it to today’s reading. Do you see the cross in both passages?

Click on this link for an introduction to the book of Isaiah.