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Isaiah 53 Better Understanding Our Father
The section of Isaiah that deals with the Messiah and His coming Kingdom. The prophecy itself is Messianic, as confirmed by New Testament Scripture : Philip identified this text as Messianic - Acts 8.32 ff Mark points back to Isaiah 53- Mark Peter connected Jesus to Isaiah Peter 2.22 Isaiah is focusing on Jesus and His work in redeeming mankind from sin.
Isaiah gives occasion for some to mischaracterize God. By identifying what they think are deficiencies in God ’ s character, some think they defeat the Biblical concept of a loving God. If the concept of a loving God is defeated, then the entire system built upon Him is flawed. “ Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him ; He has put Him to grief… ”
God did not take delight in pain of Jesus. How could such a being be called “ good ”? Does a father enjoy his child ’ s pain ? God desires to remove our pain - Revelation 21.4 God did not pour all the sin of all time into Jesus and then punish Him for that. Neither sin nor righteousness is transferable - Ezek Jesus ’ sacrifice was free from sin - 1 Peter 1.19 Jesus perfect character is affirmed by Isaiah Isaiah – “ Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him ; He has put Him to grief… ”
God ’ s pleasure in Jesus ’ sacrifice is connected with : “ an offering for sin ” – Isaiah ▪The only sufficient sacrifice was divine - Acts “ My Servant shall justify many ” – Isaiah ▪The death of One for the salvation of many - Romans “ He shall bear their iniquities ” – Isaiah ▪It is the language of the scapegoat - Leviticus ▪Jesus relieves the burden of sin - John “ intercession for the transgressors ” – Isaiah ▪Jesus is the means by which man is forgiven - Hebrews Isaiah – “ Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him ; He has put Him to grief… ”
God was pleased : Because of Jesus ’ perfect obedience. ▪Isaiah ( John 8.29) Because His perfect plan was being fulfilled. ▪Isaiah ( Ephesians 1) Because through the sacrifice of His Son, the forgiveness of mankind was made possible. ▪Isaiah ( John 3.16) Isaiah – “ Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him ; He has put Him to grief… ”