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  • Alan Fong

The Suffering Servant

Today’s Verse:

And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. ~Isaiah 53:9-10

Isa. 53 is the prophecy of our Lord’s death, burial, and resurrection for our sins. It is the gospel narrative in one chapter. It is called the chapter of the “suffering servant.” The entire gospel message is contained in this chapter with a vivid description of the Lord’s sufferings. It is a striking chapter that makes the reader pause and consider the humiliation and horror our Lord endured by becoming a man to die for our sins. This morning, let us go back to Calvary and consider our Lord’s sufferings.

The suffering servant was immaculately RIGHTEOUS.

“Because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.” Our Lord was completely holy, innocent, and sinless as He walked i