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DAILY DEVOTION


HI!


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SCRIPTURE______________________________

Isaiah 53:4-5
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:
yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised
for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him;
and with his stripes we are healed.
KJV
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THOUGHT________________________________

LIGHT from the WORD.

More than 700 years before Jesus' birth, the prophet Isaiah
made the statement in the Scripture above.

By the Holy inspiration of God, Isaiah prophesied that
Jehovah ONLY could be Messiah!

Mankind, Hebrews and Gentiles alike, assumed that Jesus
received punishment that was DUE Him!
They considered that the events of beatings and crucifixion
were because He said He was God in flesh, and was a liar!

But it was not what it seemed!
MESSIAH, said Isaiah, "was wounded..." and
"..bruised" for OUR sake!
God took upon Himself the punishment that He had rightly
judged for mankind.
THIS IS FORGIVENESS AT ITS PINNACLE!

Consider this example.
When a person does something wrong to you, then comes
and asks forgiveness, that person must accept HUMILITY
in order to plead with you.
But YOU are the one who must pay the price of the
FORGIVENESS!
It is YOU who must agree to set the incident aside and never
bring it up again.

Thus God DEMONSTRATED His love and willingness
to forgive.
What He received at OUR hands is what WE should
have received at HIS hands!

God EXHIBITED, SHOWED, His LOVE for us!

In His death, Jesus DEMONSTRATED God's love for sinners!

Now, in our lives as Christians, we must also
DEMONSTRATE our love for Christ!
EACH day we must arise with a COMMITMENT in our hearts
to SHOW Jesus as LORD and SAVIOR!

Are you DEMONSTRATING in your daily life that
JESUS is LORD of who you are?

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce