Is. 53:6 All of us have strayed away like sheep. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the guilt and sins of us all.
How many have strayed away from God? All of us. Lest we think we are better than anyone else, we need to let this truth sink in. All of us are guilty of wandering away from God. We may not even know we have done, but we have. Some have wandered away from God and don’t even care. Some wander away quickly and some do so gradually that they don’t even realize they have.
We wander away from God to do our own thing. We want to have things our way, to set the course for our lives. We want to be in control. We want to enjoy the pleasures of sin instead of denying ourselves of them. We want to pretend that sin doesn’t affect us instead of facing the guilt and shame it brings. We want to put off until tomorrow what we need to do for our souls so we can dabble in the world today.
God knows our natural inclination to wander away from Him. He knows the draw of sin for us. He knows that we are guilty and deserve to pay the ultimate price for our sins. Yet, God in His indescribable and infinite love laid on Christ all of our sins, guilt and shame. We don’t deserve God’s love, mercy and grace! We don’t deserve to be treated so compassionately and graciously. But, God does. He loves us so much that He willingly paid the price for our salvation. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!