Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Who is Jesus?

This is what Isaiah says about Jesus in
verse three of chapter 53:

"He was despised and forsaken of men
  A man of sorrows, and acquainted
      with grief.
And like one from whom men hide
       their faces,
He was despised, and we did not
       esteem Him." (Isaiah 53:3)

Jesus was not,

  • Number One
  • happy go lucky
  • adored
  • honored
  • loved by the masses

Jesus was:
  • hated
  • despised
  • dishonored
  • isolated from the group
  • familiar with sorrow and grief
Why did Jesus, God in the flesh, have to suffer so?
Because only by identifying with everything human,
could He deliver us out of our mess. And, who can
trust a God who has never suffered?

Dearest reader, do you know this Jesus?


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