But the Lord was pleased to crush Him, putting Him to grief;
If He would render Himself as a guilt offering,
He will see His offspring,
He will prolong His days,
And the good pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His hand. Isaiah 53:10
The prince of prophets, Isaiah, spoke of the Prince of Peace, some five hundred years before Jesus would walk upon the earth. In amazing detail and accuracy, (including more than 15 predictions fulfilled), Isaiah describes the Messiah, most notably, as one who flies under the radar – unnoticed at first. Though He (Jesus) is king of the universe, He does not arrive in pomp and circumstance with outward qualities and displays of wealth that would call people’s attention to Himself. And then, his vicarious atonement and death upon the cross is described. When placed next to the parallel revelation given to Kind David in Psalm 22, its nothing short of amazing. http://www.lifeofchrist.com/life/prophecy/ How wonderful for You and I, who place our faith and truth in Him, to know that God had always intended to send His Son into the world. In some phenomenal way, it actually “pleased the Lord” to allow Jesus to suffer.
Do I fully grasp what God has done for me? Do I feel the love of God expressed in this monumental display of affection?
Oh God, I am amazed again at how You always planned the saving of my soul. With that in mind, today I will live with eternal purpose, open and available to You. Help me discern Your will in all things today.