Bible Verse Discussion #5

D33_5024The Bible Verse I am hoping to get some feedback about today is Isaiah 53:5-6. “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”

~I am hoping to get more comments this time so that we may be able to finally get a discussion going. What really sticks out to me are the words “pierced and crushed and punishment”. Jesus went through horrendous torture and eventual death to pay the price for our sins, MY sins! It is still hard for me to imagine sometimes and to know how to express my gratitude towards God because I feel like I could never do enough to show Him how thankful I am that I have a chance to spend eternity at His side because He sent His Son to suffer and  die on the cross.

~Something else that I thought about while studying Verse 5: “…the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” That shows just how amazing God’s Grace really is. Also, in Verse 6 “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”   ~Can you imagine? Someone else commits a crime and you pay the price? That is what happened with Jesus. This verse is saying that EVERY ONE OF US SIN. We all do and Jesus is the one who paid the price of every single one of our sins.

~This verse reminds me of a few things. First of all, I need to remember that sin is sin. There is not a big sin or little sin (in my view), sin is sin. The other reminder for me is to always be thankful. No matter how hard of a day I may be having, I always need to continue to show my gratitude towards the Lord for everything He has done, everything He is doing, and all that He will do in the future. It is because of Him and the sacrifices of His Son that I (we) have the chance at spending an eternity with Him in Heaven. Thank You, Lord!

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Being A Child Of God And What That Means

I have been reading several devotionals lately.There have been many subjects that I have studied in the past several weeks but one came to mind a few minutes ago…What it means to be a child of God. As at least some of you know at this point, I had my first child this past May. I had a little boy who is the light of my life. I believe that having a child of your own is the one and only way for anyone to know the love between a parent and a child. I think that is when I began to understand the love that God must have for us. He tells us that once we are saved, we become His children so that must mean he has the same love for us that any other parent has for their child or children. It is hard for me to imagine giving up my “one and only Son” for anyone, but that is exactly what God did. He gave Jesus’ life so that we can have the chance to make it into Heaven. Can you imagine?! How much love for us must He have in order to sacrifice His Son? I think that after I had my son and started to bond with him, after I felt the amazing connection and love I have for him is when I began to realize how much my Heavenly Father must love me. That makes me feel like the luckiest person in the world and I hope you feel the same way because He loves us all just the same.

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“But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God…” John 1:12