Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 50 - 52
Verse of the Day: Isaiah 52:14 – “Like as many were astonished at thee (his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men),”
Beginning at chapter 52:13 through chapter 53:12, we see a very vivid picture of the Messiah. This description of the Messiah, is not the Conquering King, but as the Suffering Servant. He will come as the Conquering King when He returns for His Church, but the first time He came, He came to deliver us from the penalty and power of sin. The next time He will deliver us from the presence of sin.
Isaiah’s vivid (and somewhat gruesome) descriptions portray exactly what we see in the Crucifixion accounts of Jesus. Written about 700 years before the birth of Christ, Isaiah still gives us a visual image of what would take place.
Prayer: Precious Savior, I thank You for what You went through to redeem me, forgive me, restore me, in Your love for me. Amen.