Our Only Option
April 9, 2021 Daily Devotion
By Khai Samante
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. - Isaiah 53:5
Read Isaiah 53:1-6
All of us contributed to the pain Jesus experienced. Our sins, transgressions, and iniquities caused His sufferings. Sin is defined as missing the mark. God created us for His glory, yet we fall short of the mark. Transgression simple means crossing the mark, and iniquity is an act of moral uncleanness. All these words point to us, human. These words only reveal how hopeless we are and how much we need a Savior.
God severely punished the rejected servant for the sins of mankind for our salvation. Jesus is our only option to experience new life and an eternal life. He took the punishment, and that made us whole. Through his bruises we get healed (MSG). And all of this is because of God’s loving kindness.