“Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him;
He has put Him to grief.
When You make His soul an offering for sin,
He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days,
And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied.
By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many,
For He shall bear their iniquities” (Is 53:10, 1)
“In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the Pioneer of their salvation perfect through what He suffered” (Heb 2:10)
Jesus suffered and died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. Nothing less than the Blood of Jesus was able to free and cleanse our souls. His suffering and shameful death was God’s will and plan. The devil did not know it and he foolishly crucified the Lord of glory. But after three days Jesus rose from the grave. He became perfect in a new way, as a man on earth. From Adam, no man was ever obedient unto death or made perfect thru suffering. Only Jesus did that. His sacrifice on the Cross paid for our sins. But there is an added ‘holy bonus’ to this. Because of the Cross, Jesus is able to ‘bring many sons and daughters to glory’. We are not ‘just children of God’ but we now share in the glory of the Son. The word glory is difficult to explain. Its root and manifestation starts in heaven. It means the power, the authority and the beauty of a king. The ‘common people’ lack glory. The opposite of glory is shame, disgrace, inferiority complexes, a useless life or failure and no purpose. Meditate on this revelation. Jesus ‘despised the shame of the Cross’ so that he can share His royal glory with His brethren. It is this glory shared that makes Him say he is not ashamed to call us brothers and sisters.
In Christ we are free from bondage, guilt and shame. That is called power and it is also called glory!
What a Savior!
“O…my Savior…what can I say? I worship at Your feet…
You died rejected by men that my soul may be saved!
You died naked that I might receive Your garment of righteousness!
You died thirsty that I may receive the water of life!
You died alone that I might belong to the Body of Christ!
You died in shame that I might share in Your eternal glory!
Words are not sufficient to express my gratitude…
I belong to You forever! I am grateful forever!
In Jesus name,