Dividing the Spoils
We're coming in on the close of our discussion in Isaiah 53. Today we're homing in on the end game of Jesus' work on the cross.
We're still in Isaiah 53. We're discussing God's wrath. His anger. But did you ever consider that the driving force of His intense anger is His intense love. Think about it. It's not a far stretch to think of your own children and the anger you'd feel toward any harm that would ever come to them. My dad told me I'd never understand love until I have my own children, and that I'd not hesitate for an instant to stand in the way of harm, even if it meant my life. He was exactly right. We tend to forget that God is a person. He just happens to be The Person.
And He loves us.
It's Easter. Again. And maybe that's why. We're so used to the Easter story of Jesus rising from the dead, so common, so repetitive. And on top of that most folks these days don't believe in Him anyhow. They treat Christianity as just another "religion", just another theology of so many others.
But Here's the deal. He's real. The resurrection of a man who just happened also to be the creator of the entire universe, down to every subatomic particle. So this whole business of forgiveness really is a big deal. It's the biggest of deals, so we need to listen to the story. Yes, again, one more time.
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