Jesus truly took our sin

He was despised and rejected by men,

a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;

and as one from whom men hide their faces

he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he has borne our griefs

and carried our sorrows;

yet we esteemed him stricken,

smitten by God, and afflicted.

Isa 53:3-4

 

Jesus suffered so much for you and me. 

He is truly acquainted with sorrow and grief, with pain and despair.

From Gethsemane onwards, starting with his agony in the garden and ending with his death on the cross, Jesus gradually took upon himself the sin of mankind.

With every mocking, cruel, scornful and vile word, with every punch and kick, Jesus took more sin upon himself.

When Jesus was beaten, every lash of the whip entrenched into his body the full consequences of sin. The violence with which he was scourged reflected the violence of Satan who is behind every agony and suffering in the world.

The nails held Jesus to the cross, and drove our sin into him.

He who knew no sin became sin for us…..

Our sin killed Jesus.

 

But he was pierced for our transgressions;

he was crushed for our iniquities;

upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,

and with his wounds 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. Isa 53: 5-6

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