Thoughts For Life – Francois du Toit (September 22)

The whole Bible is about Jesus; Jesus is all about us!

“Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But surely He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was on Him; and with His stripes we ourselves are healed.” Isaiah 53:4-5.

Matthew understood that the ministry of Jesus was the fulfillment of this prophecy, “And they brought to Him many who had been possessed with demons. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick so that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, “He took on Himself our weaknesses and bore our sicknesses.” (Matthew 8:16-17).

How we esteemed him is not the point; faith reveals how God esteemed us in Him!

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