Daily Devotion Wednesday, February 6th

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 – Psalm 96; Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Galatians 4:21-31 and Mark 8:11-26

Isaiah 52:13-53:12 – Whenever I read this passage from Isaiah (and I encourage you to read all of it) I can’t help but think of our Lord Jesus Christ who died for all our sins and rose to give us new life. This text that predates Jesus by a good 600 to 700 years, speaks clearly of what was accomplishes through him.

Hear this from this ancient word of God, spoken anew to us today.

6   All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have all turned to our own way,
(Amen.)
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all. …

4   Surely he has borne our infirmities
and carried our diseases;
yet we accounted him stricken,
struck down by God, and afflicted.
5   But he was wounded for our transgressions,
crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the punishment that made us whole,
and by his bruises we are healed.  …..

10  Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him with pain.
When you make his life an offering for sin,
he shall see his offspring, and shall prolong his days;
through him the will of the LORD shall prosper.
11       Out of his anguish he shall see light;
he shall find satisfaction through his knowledge.
The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous,
and he shall bear their iniquities.

Thanks be to God for what God has done for us through His Son Jesus Christ.

As I work on today’s devotion, John 3:16 & 17 runs through my head. 16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. 17 “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”

Today, focus on this ultimate gift of God given unto you and may we all find ways to share it with others.

Psalm 96 – 7   Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples,
ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
8   Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
bring an offering, and come into his courts.
9   Worship the LORD in holy splendor;
tremble before him, all the earth. …

10  Say among the nations, “The LORD is king!
The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved.
He will judge the peoples with equity.”

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