Saturday, October 10, 2009

Did you know....... #2

This is my second straight week doing this and I will definitely continue writing one concrete fact every Saturday. This week's fact comes straight from the Word of God. I find it mind-boggling and horrific; when taken literally.

Did you know....... that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was marred beyond human semblance and his form beyond that of the children of mankind? (Isaiah 52:14)

In Webster's 1828 Dictionary, the word "mar" literally means- to injure, to deform, or to disfigure. My ESV Study Bible's study notes puts it best, "Jesus was beaten into a shockingly inhuman mass of wounded flesh" (Ortlund Jr., 1337). Why? For my sinful, vile, irritable, murderous, lustful, repugnant, destructive soul. He took the full blame and guilt of our vile souls that we might see His grace in full beauty. He was beaten unmercifully with a leather bounded whip interwoven with bone and metal that I might see His wondrous mercy. He was pushed down and nailed to a terrible wooden cross that I might live with Him forever. He was spat upon and pushed around that we might see the awesome love of the Father. He was obedient to the Father and remained silent; so that we might bow before His very feet and worship HIM ALL OUR DAYS. Our Wonderful, Merciful, Saving, Righteous, Loving JESUS!!!! HE ALONE IS WORTHY!!!!!!


susanwalkergirl said...

Amen Joshua! Praise God the Father for His amazing and wonderful plan. Praise Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior for His love and obedience to fulfill the Father's plan to redeem our sinful souls.

Jenna said...

What faith and love that He would bear all the torture and cruelty, to save a sinner like me...once lost but because of His blood and sacrifice, I am saved and free... Thank you Jesus.

Great post Joshua! Thanks for reminding me about all that Jesus went through as a sacrifice.

In Christ,

Bethany said...

It always amazes me how much Christ did for us, He is so wonderful! Thank you Jesus!

JT Norlander said...

Great Joshua, amen!

Rachel M. said...

I cried, Joshua, when I read what Jesus did for me. What a loving Savior, and how awful sin is...


Ivorydancer said...

Amen! What amazing grace and love!