Offering His back to beating?

Hi, God’s word for me today is in Isaiah 50:6 which says, “I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.”

What does Isaiah mean? That I remember he didn’t get beaten. That we know of, he didn’t. Then why is he saying that? Oh wait, I know, it’s pointing forward to Jesus right? Your right, but before we go there we have to see what it meant for them. I’m sure that a lot of people probably didn’t know what Isaiah was talking about, Isaiah might not have even known what he was talking about. Well then why did he wright it? Because God told him to, God was the one that was really talking. God knew what He was going to say, and He knew why He told Isaiah to wright that.

For them it was all confusion, they didn’t know what he was talking about. They might have thought that he was crazy. But it also means something for us, it points to the cross. It points to the cross because Jesus was beaten, and even though He could have summoned a fleet of angels, but He didn’t. He alowed them to beat Him, it even says in the New Testament that Pilate said He had the power to kill Jesus but Jesus only said that he only had the power that God gave him. But He still let them beat Him and even let them crucify Him.

Also He was spit on and mocked, but He didn’t turn His face away, this is a clear picture of Jesus. But why was Jesus beaten and crucified? So that we could go free of our sins, Jesus had all of our sins on Him. You may be thinking that we weren’t even born by the time that Jesus died, but Jesus had the sins from the past and from the future, He had everyone’s sin including the people from this time and from before Jesus was crucified. He took the penalty for our sins, thank you Jesus.

Are you trusting that Jesus died for your?

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.


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