Our Need, His Burden
Posted: Sunday, September 27
Verse of the day:
All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all. (Isaiah 53:6)
It is amazing to read the words of Isaiah the prophet, written more than 600 years before Jesus was to be born. It is amazing to see how the event of Jesus life line up with so many of the things that Isaiah would write. Details about his birth, ministry, and death. In Isaiah 53, we get a glimpse of why Jesus had to endure all that he did.
All of us have a problem. We may or may not know God’s voice, but we have all strayed from the path and plan that God has for us. We all are drawn to sin. We leave God’s path to walk our own. We focus on our selfish desires instead of the good that God desires for us. You cannot spell sin without I being in the middle of it and that is where God usually finds us, in the center of our sin. Our sin always has consequences. There are some that are immediate, while others are delayed. The ultimate cost of our desire to walk our own path is that we walk away from God, forever; eternally separated from Him.
God loves us so much that instead of laying the cost of our sin on ourselves, requiring us to die for our disobedience, he laid our sins on Jesus. The shepherd became a lamb, to lay down his life to pay the cost of our sin. Eternal separation became eternal life in just one moment.
If you have lost your path, or are just beginning to look for other more selfish routes, take time today to remember that your Shepard became a lamb so that you could follow his path. Take a few moments today to reorient yourself to His plan and His path.