If you are ever in any doubt as to how much God loves you, you really should read and meditate upon Isaiah 53 v 10.
Isaiah 53 is a passage of scripture that talks about the work that Jesus would do when He came.
It talks about His death on the cross to deal with the issue separating man from God.
It talks of a brutal and horrific death.
It talks of what Jesus would do for you.
And in verse 10 it tells us that this would please God; it would please God to bruise Jesus in the process of saving you.
Bruise is a horrific word in the Hebrew and is much more than simply causing a bruise; it means to crush, to break, to shatter.
My friend, this passage is saying that it pleased God to crush and shatter His only begotten Son in order to bring about your redemption and freedom.
It pleased God to utterly destroy the body of Jesus on the cross for you.
God must really love you!
He does and he loves me; He loves all men equally and He crushed Jesus because of this love.
What love; what awesome and amazing love.
Focus on that today and let it seep deep into your understanding and heart; an understanding of His love will change your life for the better.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you love me; that you love me enough to crush your Son Jesus”.
Isaiah 53 v 10…..Yet it please 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