Is. 53:4-6 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried. It was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment for his own sins. But he was wounded and crushed for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace. He was whipped, and we are healed! All of us have strayed away like sheep. We have left God’s path to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the guilt and sin of us all.
Each step the Lord took on His way to Calvary, He took with us on His mind. Every agonizing moment He endured for us. He understood our need for a Savior and that He was the only one who could do it. He knew that no one would understand what He was doing until afterwards. He knew the capability of man to do harm, but faced it boldly and without complaining for us. He knew that what He was about to go through was not for anything He had done, but was for what we had done. Jesus knew each step He took that His death was needed for our freedom.
All of us deserve to walk the walk that Jesus did. We all deserve to die for our sins. Not a one of us can claim to not have a sin problem. All of us have determined in our hearts to go our own way and do our own thing. Only Jesus can claim to have perfectly followed God’s will. Only Jesus lived a sinless life. Yet, it was Jesus who died for sin, not us.
Everything Jesus endured as He died for our sins was so that we could have peace with God, a peace that would never go away. He was a willing participant in God’s plan. He let our Father put all of our sins on himself, even though He knew no sin. All of our sin, guilt and shame became His.
Let us today humble our hearts before Him and admit that it was for our sins He died. Let us thank Him for doing what we could not do, satisfy God’s demand for justice against sin. Let us thank Him today for freeing us from sin’s death penalty and giving us life in fellowship with God. Let us worship Him today for He alone is worthy of worship, honor, glory, and praise.