Don’t ever get over the Cross.
Don’t ever let the beauty, majesty, and wonder of God’s redemptive work become common.
Nothing ought to excite and thrill the Child of God more than considering the Cross, and the blood that was shed. There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel’s veins, and sinners plunge beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains.
Every time I read Isaiah 53, thoughtfully and slowly, I am convicted and stirred at the great price of my sinful iniquity. The perfect sinless Son of God had to endure the shame and hurt of my sin… so I could be made the righteousness of God in Him!
Isaiah said, “he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities”. The suffering of sin is hard to describe, but each of us have felt its terrible touch. Sin is that which brings death, and only hurtful and painful things emanate from sin. Sin destroys relationships, sin causes heartache and tears, sin breaks trust, sin makes man discouraged, despondent, and left feeling hopeless. It is sin, that has not only wounded this world, but each individual. Our lives have been scared and broken by it’s bitter touch.
When I consider my sin… its shame… its disgust… its harm… its destruction, and then I remember… Jesus bore not only my sin, but the sins of all mankind! He bore my grief and carried my sorrows… He took my sin upon Himself and endured the humiliation, shame, and disgust. He who knew no sin, became sin for me.
The holy, perfect, spotless Lamb of God never opened His mouth. When reviled… He reviled not again. There on the Cross, Jesus bore not only the pain of physical death, He took the weight of all my filthy sin upon Himself. He was bruised, afflicted, and offered as an acceptable sacrifice for me, and His sacrifice pleased the Lord. His blood was the only thing that could save us!
I don’t ever want to get over what Jesus did for me! He took my shame, sin, and transgression! He took me from a pit of filthy and established my goings and put a song in my heart.
Today, take some time to rejoice in the Cross of Jesus Christ!
Today, reconsider when you think about sinning. That sin is what Jesus had to die and suffer for. He died so we could be set free from the bondage of sin and death. Don’t live in defeat, live in the power of Grace today.
Daily Scripture Reading
“Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.”