Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. – Isaiah 53:4-6
What is the MOST important question?
An educator might say, “what should we do with knowledge? A businessman might say “what shall we do with money?” The philosopher might say “what is the meaning of life?“
These are valid questions. But they are not the right question. The most important question in the world is:
“HOW CAN I BE RIGHT WITH GOD?”
That’s the most important question. How can a sinner be right with God? How can a perfectly Holy God declare a sinner righteous? This is the question. This is the great moral dilemma that exists in the world.
Friend, it is precisely to answer that question that the Bible was written. It is precisely to answer that question that Isaiah 53 was written, hundreds of years before the ANSWER hung bleeding and beaten …on a lonely Cross.
Perhaps that is why so many copies of Isaiah 53 were found intact in the Dead Sea Scrolls, matching copies scribed 1000 years later, word for word. Perhaps that is why Isaiah 53 is considered the “5th gospel“; Why the writer of this astounding piece of literature was said to be martyred, literally sawn in half for his faith. This message was preserved for us, at great cost, for one purpose. To answer that question.
Friend, a priceless gift lay before you. The gift of eternal life. Many lives have been given and many taken throughout history for the sake of this gift. But there is only ONE SUFFERING SERVANT who poured out His own life to make YOU right with God… so that YOU might live eternally with Him. ❤️