Do You Know Jesus is the Man of Sorrows?

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Do You Know Jesus is the Man of Sorrows?

Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899) once wrote “When Christ came into the world the first sound He heard was woe-the wail of those mothers in Bethlehem; and from the manger to the Cross, He was surrounded with sorrow.  We are told that He often looked up to Heaven and sighed.  I believe it was because there was so much suffering around Him.  It was on His right hand and on His left-everywhere on earth; and the thought that He had come to relieve the people of the earth of their burdens, and so few would accept Him, made Him sorrowful.  He came for that purpose.  Let the hundreds of thousands just cast their burdens on Him.  He has come to bear them, as well as our sins.”

 

Meditate on it, Pray it, Believe it—His Word is true.

  • Meditate on it . . . As God instructs in Joshua 1:8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate (listen, think, take it to heart, absorb it) on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

Isaiah 53  1Who has believed our message?  To whom has the Lord revealed his powerful arm? My servant grew up in the Lord’s presence like a tender green shoot, like a root in dry ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him.He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief.  We turned our backs on him and looked the other way.  He was despised, and we did not care.

Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrowsthat weighed him down.  And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins!  But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins.  He was beaten so we could be whole.  He was whipped so we could be healed.  All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.  We have left God’s paths to follow our own.  Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all.

He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word.  He was led like a lamb to the slaughter.  And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth.  Unjustly condemned, he was led away.   No one cared that he died without descendants, that his life was cut short in midstream.   But he was struck down for the rebellion of my people.  He had done no wrong and had never deceived anyone.  But he was buried like a criminal; he was put in a rich man’s grave.

10 But it was the Lord’s good plan to crush him and cause him grief.  Yet when his life is made an offering for sin, he will have many descendants.  He will enjoy a long life, and the Lord’s good plan will prosper in his hands.  11 When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, he will be satisfied.  And because of his experience, my righteous servant will make it possible for many to be counted righteous, for he will bear all their sins.  12 I will give him the honors of a victorious soldier, because he exposed himself to death.  He was counted among the rebels.  He bore the sins of many and interceded for rebels.

  • Pray it

Pour out your praise and worship to your Man of Sorrows.

Thank Jesus for carrying your weaknesses, being weighed down with your sorrows, being pierced for your rebellion, crushed for your sins, beaten so you could be whole, and whipped so you could be healed.  Thank Jesus, the righteous servant, for making it possible for you to be counted righteous by bearing your sins.

Thank the LORD for His good plans.

Confess your sin of turning your back on Him and looking the other way; your rebellion and sin; straying away, leaving God’s path to follow your own.

Intercede for lost people who are still despising, rejecting, and turning their backs on Jesus to have a personal encounter with Him.

Intercede for people to understand that Jesus was pierced, crushed, beaten, and whipped so they could be healed.

 Intercede for believer people who are choosing to go astray and follow their own paths instead of their Heavenly Father’s path.

Intercede for people carrying heavy burdens.  Pray they will go to the Man of Sorrows and lay their load at His feet and embrace His comfort, peace, and healing.

Intercede for missionaries around the world to have divine opportunities to share these truths during this Easter season.

Pray for yourself…what burdens do you need to leave at Jesus’ feet?  Where do you need comfort?  Peace?  Healing?

  • Believe it—His Word is true

Jesus, the Man of Sorrows, carried your weaknesses and was weighed down with your sorrows.  He was pierced for your rebellion and crushed for your sins.  He gave His life as an offering for your sin so you could be counted as righteous.  This is all part of the LORD’s good plan.   Go share this Good News!


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2 Comments

  1. Thank You! I loved this translation…I read NKJ..This BLESSED me!

  2. This was helpful to our Small Group Bible Study

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