DIG for Thursday the 23rd of April…..crushed, destroyed, broken to pieces; just for you…..Isaiah 53 v 10

Isaiah 53 is a wonderful passage of Scripture describing (or prophesying) what Jesus would do.

We mainly focus on verses 4 and 5, however I have to say that my favourite verse to focus on is verse 10, as this verse tells me how much God loves me.

In order to deal with sin and to “comply” with verse 4 and 5 God had to “bruise” Jesus (Isaiah 53 v 10).

This word bruise just does not fully describe the Hebrew word used here.

It is the Hebrew word “daka” and can be translated as these other words; break in pieces, crush, destroy, smite and beat to pieces.

It literally means to crumble, to collapse physically or mentally.

When Jesus went to the cross for you He was crushed, beaten, destroyed and broken to pieces; He was literally destroyed.

The even more amazing thing about this is that it pleased God to do it (Isaiah 53 v 10).

God was pleased to crush and destroy the body of Jesus in order to see you reconciled and forgiven, and therefore given the chance of salvation.

Can you see that this was because God loves you?

Why else would He destroy His only begotten Son in such a manner if it were not out of love?

Jesus was the payment for the sin of the whole world (1 John 2 v 2), and you are part of this world.

So God did it for you as He loves you.

Focus on that truth today!

Speak this out today….”Thank you God that you loved me enough that it pleased you to “bruise” Jesus”.

Isaiah 53 v 10…..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

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