Today’s Reading – Isaiah Chapters 49-53
For he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors
. Isaiah 53:12c
Over 50 years ago Old Testament Scholar, Dr. Kyle M. Yates, stated that the passages in Isaiah 53 are the Mount Everest of the Messianic prophecies. Like Mount Everest, the beauty and grandeur of the words stand out. They stand out because they reveal to us the person of Jesus and take us to Mount Calvary centuries before his arrival.
From the time Isaiah wrote these words, people searched and hoped for the coming Messiah. During the 12th century, Jewish scholars reinterpreted these passages as descriptions of the suffering of the nation of Israel and not as an individual.
This new interpretation still does not answer the question, “How could the nation pay the price for sin?”
The question for you today is how do you respond to the prophecy?
How do you respond to the promise of the One who will come to save you from your sin?
Tomorrow’s Reading – Isaiah Chapters 54-58