The Suffering Servant

   In Isaiah 53, we have one of the most powerful prophecies in the Bible.  This passage describes the crucifixition of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Many things were accomplished by Jesus dying on the cross.  He brought victory over sin, sickness and death.  Isaiah many not have totally underdstood what he was bringing out but he knew that this person would change the course of mankind.  He also relays that it was the Lord who provided this opportunity for mankind.  John Bunyan was nothing but an old drunk.  He had been a man of the lowest integrity.  One day he heard the message of the saving and reforming power of God.  He believed the message and became a powerful man of God.  He wrote the classic, "Pilgrims Progress."  This was all a result of the truths found in Isaiah 53.  Your promises today are:  Isaiah 53:5, 1 Pet 2:24, Matt 6:33, 1 Cor 10:13, Ps 23 and Eph 3:20.  Your insightful sayings are:  Trusting in a fool is like shaving with duct tape.  Both will be painful.  You do not know real pain until you have slidden down a fifty foot razor and landed in a pail of iodine.