Choose the pure way
through Jesus Christ Part One
As some of the readers
out there throughout internet land already know I opened up to you and said the
Lord directed me to go in a different passage of the Bible. I was at the
beginning of a very detailed verse study on a book in the Bible.I felt Jesus was
leading me to do a commentary on Isaiah 53 and then go back to the book I was
originally doing. I was engaging in an analysis and I am sure the Holy Spirit
will give me much insight on the word of God because this article is for Him.
(4) "Surely He hath
borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken,
smitten of God, and afflicted. (5) But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him;
and with His stripes we are healed. (6) All we like sheep have gone astray; we
have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on Him the
iniquity of us all. (7) He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened
not His mouth: He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before
her shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth. (8) He was taken from prison
and from judgment: and who shall declare His generation? for He was cut off out
of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was He stricken.
(9) And He made His grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His death;
because He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth. "
Isaiah 53: 4 - 9.
This passage is a
further account of the sufferings of Christ. So much is here in this passage as
Jesus Christ humbled Himself and became obedient to dying on the cross. Of
course regarding this subject the Son of God had many griefs and sorrows. He
never shrink from this, nor did He sink under them but He persevered to the end
when Jesus Christ Himself said it is finished. He received physical blows and
bruises and was stricken, smitten and afflicted. People abused Him with their
tongue when they in the most ignorant way disagreed with the Lord of the
universe. When people talk about a person and say this good man is evil there
is almost nothing more painful than that type of abuse. This verbal abuse
turned into physical abuse.
Jesus Christ was
smitten with hands, He was scourged not under Jewish law which had way more
mercy than Roman law. Under Jewish law they could not whip anyone more than
forty times. When our Lord was put on the cross He was wounded in three
different places. His hands, feet and side.
Verse 7 says He was
Jesus Christ who was wronged and abused. Did this ever happen to you? I had
this happen to me many times and it is painful. The Son of God was oppressed
but He kept possession of His own soul. We need to do the same thing. What
better example to follow than Jesus Christ Himself.
Verse eight says He
was taken from prison and judgment. He was treated just like a malefactor.
Thieves or other offenses against Roman law were thrown in prison. Malefactors
were crucified. The Son of God was apprehended, taken into custody and made a
prisoner. Jesus Christ was judged, accused, tried and condemned. Staying in
verse 8 He was cut off by death from the land of the living. They lied but
should that surprise us when almost everyone reading this writing understands a
little about human nature. They were the opposite of fair and impartial.
This is the end of
Part One but I will delve into verse four to nine deeper to receive a proper
view of Jesus Christ and what He went through for us as people.