Jesus, the Servant - Isaiah 53:11
Here is the memory verse and devotional for this week.
Isaiah 53:11 (NIV)
After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities.
Read all of Isaiah 53. It's an amazing passage in which Isaiah speaks prophetically about Jesus approximately 700 years before his birth. The Lord says through Isaiah, "my righteous servant will justify many..."
Last Wednesday we talked about Jesus the servant. God the Father sent his son Jesus, as a servant, to justify us. What does "justify" mean? Think about our court system for a second. You know how a criminal is brought to justice? Approximately 2000 years ago Jesus went into "the courtroom" on our behalf and paid the price for our sin. We broke the law, but Jesus the righteous and perfect servant, paid our fine to give us right-standing before the judge. Think about this as you read Isaiah 53.