And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy… we hid as it were our faces from him. There were misunderstandings on the part of the twelve. Or maybe I need to reevaluate my belief in the sovereignty of God. Mark 14:32 And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray. But to this day few discern, or will acknowledge, that Divine power which goes with the word.
Why do so many coast through life when I am stumbling along barely making it most of the time? He had no stately form or majesty to attract us, no beauty that we should desire Him. Why has so much pain happened to me? Isaiah 53:3 This was one of the marks by which Israel was to know his Christ. But Jesus knew what was ahead of Him from that moment all the way to the cross. He knew it personally; he knew it in others. Jesus, the Son of God, stumbled and fell under the weight of His present reality even though He was walking in the will of God.
He welcomed conflict because His grace was, is, and will always be sufficient enough for all of ourselves, including and maybe even, especially for the parts marred by brokenness and mess. It means that the way He presented Himself would not lead people to look to Him for strength. That voice has been confessing Alexander Maclaren— Expositions of Holy Scripture 'Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong; because He hath poured out His soul unto death: and was numbered with the transgressors; and He bare the sins of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. Some answer, Hhenara, leprous; and he sitteth among the poor in the gates of Rome, carrying their sicknesses. Treasury of Scripture He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Jesus suffered grief from his family. Although he appears chiefly to censure the Jews, who ought not to have so haughtily rejected the Son of God promised and offered to them, and therefore reckons himself as one of the number, because he was an individual belonging to that nation; yet let us learn from this passage that all men are accursed and condemned for ingratitude in despising Christ, because they do not even consider him to be worthy of being looked at, but turn away their eyes as if from something detestable.
Leprosy especially represented this, being a direct judgment from God. He was intimate with it. Jesus' temptations were real and covered the whole range of the devil's appeal to man. He flips tables at the temple, attends to a family who have just lost their daughter, heals a man on the Sabbath, and now here He is yet again in the presence of the man who will sell Him out for thirty pieces of silver. What other God would do this? He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him. Why such shock at a story that has been told for centuries? Copyright Statement These files are public domain.
Jesus lived a sinless life, in complete conformity with the Law of Moses Gal. Not without reason does he use the first person, we; for he declares that there will be a universal judgment; and no man will ever be able to comprehend it by his own understanding till the Lord correct and form him anew by his Spirit. And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? I believe in them and encourage every one of them in our church. It cannot be that Christ gave thanks because His gospel was hid from the wise and prudent; but He rejoices that though God had hid these things from the wise and prudent, He had nevertheless revealed them unto babes. To be available and to support. And in my close circle, there are the ones who are in surgery, the ones in emergency, the ones waiting for diagnoses, the ones in grief, the ones who are in the throes of adjusting to a new reality after a terrible loss, those looking at the unknown. Pain has a way of turning us back to the Savior.
And my people shall never again be put to shame. Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. No prophecy was ever more strikingly fulfilled; none could condense more significancy into few words. He had nothing of the glory which one might have thought to meet with him. Copyright Statement These files are public domain.
To be loved by Him, to be understood. This is just a preview! In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. A repetition very characteristic of Isaiah see ; ; ; ; ; ; , etc. There is no evidence that the Redeemer was himself sick at any time - which is remarkable - but there is evidence in abundance that he was familiar with all kinds of sorrow, and that his own life was a life of grief. We have to recognize that sin is a fact of life, not just a shortcoming. How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? As I repent of my sins, especially my idolatry in putting other things before You. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
Nothing is a more striking fulfillment of this than the conduct of the Jews at the present day. Cite this page: Editor: Stephen Smith. It was from this that Satan would tempt Him to free Himself Matthew 4:1-11. We are buried with Christ in baptism, according to Paul Rom. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. We do not sell or share your personal information.
But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. We hid as it were our faces from him; we scorned and loathed to look upon him. It developed in Europe from the 13th century and was especially popular in Northern Europe. Sometimes we think that faith will save us, that it will create some shield to block the slings and arrows of this life, but if that were true then my friend and I could just work things out. He was a Stranger in a strange land. Sin is blatant mutiny against God, and either sin or God must die in my life. If we do not read of any actual disease in the Gospel, we at least have evidence of an organisation every nerve of which thrilled with its sensitiveness to pain, and was quickly exhausted ; ;.
For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I pray that Isaiah 53 would turn your heart to worship with a new understanding of Him and His great beauty. There is an instance in Scripture, but we believe it stands alone, of Christ feeling and displaying gladness of spirit. You can imagine the great love and relief I feel when I think about these things. As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied; by His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, as He will bear their iniquities. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of suffering who knew what sickness was.