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Thursday, October 4, 2012

He opened not his mouth

 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.
Isaiah 53:7 ESV

When we read in the Gospels about the trial of Jesus and His crucifixion, we are seeing this prophecy fulfilled.

Jesus didn't fuss, fight or complain when he was falsely accused. He only agreed with the statements made about His identity.

Once he was arrested He didn't try to get out of it. He didn't place the blame on anyone else either. He stood and took the punishment we deserved. He was obedient to God, for it was God's will that He would suffer for us.

We have a savior that was willing to shoulder our sin responsibilities for us.

Thinks of the love He has for humanity. Most of us wouldn't even be willing to pay off someone else's financial debt, but Jesus is willing to pay off our sin debt. He went through His trail, scourging and crucifixion to pay the debt we could not pay.

Read Luke 7:41-43, Jesus teaches Simon about having debt forgiven. When we realize just how much we owed, we can't help but stand in awe of Jesus love for us.

Have you had your sin debt cancelled?

© 2012 Leo J. Woodman