Isaiah 53 – The Lamb, Sacrificed for Us pt. 3
So, if we believe this passage is the Word of God, then what should be different about our lives?
1) We will live as victors following the Victor. We will remember that Jesus won so we win. This is the day we celebrate victory!
2) We will treat our LORD as alive and active in our midst. We will remember that He did not just die and vanish, or even die and rise again and then leave us all alone. The truth of Scripture is that Jesus died, and then rose from the dead to live in us and among us and to lead us collectively and individually. He is right here among us today!
3) We will have hope for the future, despite our full awareness of our own ongoing struggles with sin. Yes, the resurrection gives us hope. Were it not for the resurrection of Jesus, all we could do is trust and hope for the best. But with the resurrection, we have a hope that is anchored to victory. He did it and He promised to do it for us as well. When we say, “there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, it is anchored in the resurrection.” When we say with Jesus, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, EVEN IF HE DIES,” it is anchored in the resurrection of Jesus. When we say with Paul, “Nothing can separate us from the love of God through Christ Jesus our Lord, …not even death,” it is anchored in the resurrection of Jesus. Yes, our hope for the future is anchored in the resurrection of Jesus.
4) We will put our whole lives in the hands of the One who died and rose again for us. It would give Him great satisfaction for you to trust Him today. We would celebrate with you, with Him, with the angels in heaven if you would surrender to Him, acknowledge that you have gone astray, that you have turned to your own way. It would delight Him if you would receive the free gift of salvation, of being declared righteous, of receiving the spoils of victory. All these He offers to sinners just like you and me. Will you trust Him with your