This morning I spent some time reflecting on some of the work of Jesus on our behalf in Isaiah 53.
“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. All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him.” (Isaiah 53:5-6)
Take a few minutes to read and re-read this passage, then ponder these thoughts and questions:
- What Jesus did in His sacrifice on our behalf, was for our well-being and healing. What thanks and worship can you give Him for His work?
- Reflect on some of the ways you have gone astray and turned to your own way. These indicators of our “iniquity” have fallen on Him. How can you honor Him for this sacrifice?
May each of us walk in a manner worthy of Him and the sacrifice He made on our behalf.