All That He Has Done For Us

All That He Has Done For UsThis week’s memory verse for Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Isaiah 53:5. This verse states that Jesus was wounded for our transgressions and crushed for our iniquities, that the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and that by His stripes, we are healed.

Jesus was wounded for our transgressions, and crushed for our iniquities. Sin must be punished, and Jesus took our sins upon Himself, suffering the punishment that we deserved. Through the giving of His life for us at the cross, He paid the price for our sins once and for all.

When we do something wrong, we experience this feeling, deep down, that someone must pay. It’s hard for us to truly be at peace when we are plagued by condemnation, guilt, and shame over failures. God wants us to rest, however, in the knowledge that the chastisement for our peace was upon Christ – that He has paid the price for each and every wrong we have ever committed, or ever will commit. Knowing this, we can experience the true peace that God wants us to walk in.

By Jesus’ stripes, we are healed. He purchased our healing. He bought back our health and wholeness.¬†With every lash He bore, sickness and disease met their end.¬†Because of what He has done, all manner of illness and infirmity has no right to remain on our bodies. The stripes that He bore guaranteed our health and healing, if only we will receive them.

Jesus did all of this for you and me. Through His death, He paid the price for our sins, for us to experience peace, and for divine health and healing to be ours. Let’s give thanks to our Savior for all that He has done for us, and walk in all that He has provided for us by giving His life on our behalf!

Rejoice in His Finished Work

Rejoice in His Finished WorkIsaiah 53:5 states that Jesus was wounded for our wrongdoings, upon Him was the chastisement for our peace, and that we are healed by His stripes. He took our sins upon Himself, bearing the punishment that we deserved, that we might be forgiven. Because of His work at the cross, we – through faith in Him – have been made righteous (Romans 3:22). We can be at peace, knowing that the price for our sins has been paid in full. Jesus’ body was broken, that we might be made whole. It is by His stripes that we are healed. Through Him, we have been qualified to receive all of God’s blessings, including healing. Let’s give thanks for all that Christ has accomplished for us! Let’s rejoice in His finished work!