HE WAS WOUNDED FOR US
“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed” (Isa. 53:5).
Christ was wounded (pierced; cf. Ps. 22:16; Zec. 12:10; Rev. 1:7), bruised (crushed; to have wounds on the body; cf. Matt. 26:67), and received stripes (blows; cf. Ps. 129:3; Isa. 50:6). Why? For our transgressions and our iniquities. He went through all the mocking, spitting, beating, and crucifixion because of our sin! This accomplished something that is truly beautiful: our peace and healing with God due to sin (cf. Ps. 41:4; 2 Cor. 5:18-21).
He bore our sins on the cross that we might live for righteousness (1 Pet. 2:21-24). “For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls” (1 Pet. 2:25). Praise God for the Christ! Let us obey the Shepherd and Overseer of our souls and have that blessed peace and healing.
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