Wednesday, 12 October 2005 06:58

The Father's Reward To His Son

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Isaiah 53:11-12 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

We return to this wonderful chapter which in the plainest language tells of the sufferings of our blessed Savior for our sins. The closing verses of this chapter are a proclamation of the reward the Father gives to His Son for His work.

There were many, I am sure, who thought Jesus could have achieved great things had He not challenged the status quo. Many thought, and still think, He could have done much more good by living than by dying. Even His own disciples had a hard time when our Lord predicted His coming death. Peter rebuked Christ for uttering such things, and in turn was rebuked by the Lord with words which must have astounded His disciples, "Satan, get thee behind me.

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