Isaiah 53:8

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.

Isaiah 53:8

This verse continues the story of the sacrifice of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  He came to Earth as a man.  He lived a perfect life.  The Bible tells us that He “went about doing good.”  How could the people of Earth not accept Him?  Has there ever lived a man who was perfect and who always “went about doing good?”  There never lived a man like Him.  Yet the people to whom He came hated Him.  They rewarded His doing good by killing Him.  They would rather have a convicted criminal walking among them than the Son of God. 

This verse tells us that He was “cut off out of the land of the living.”  He was killed.  He was killed by the people He came to save.  The Bible tells us that is was “for the transgression of my people” that He was stricken.  It’s easy to look back and place the blame for His death on those who chanted “crucify Him, crucify Him,” but in truth, had I been there, I likely would have been among that same mob.  There is a song that says “it was for me He died.”  That is true.  It was for me and for my transgression that He “was stricken.”  It really was for me He died.

“For the transgressions of my people was he stricken.”  Are you among “His people?”  If you are, it was for your transgression that He was stricken.  What an amazing thought and what an amazing Saviour!


4 responses to this post.

  1. I think about that too, Ben, if I would’ve recognized Him . . .understood who He was. Most likely not. So thankful for our Savior! God bless you! deb


  2. Of course, I’d like to think that I would have recognized Him, but probably not. That’s probably what most of the people back then thought too.


  3. Ben, I don’t mean to complain, but what happened to your Sunday hymn? I’ve come to look forward to seeing what new hymn you will share each Sunday. 🙂 Peace, Linda


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