|"Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted.|
|But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.|
|All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him." Isaiah 53:3-6 NASB|
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Something to Chew On
"Selfishness withers and dies in view of the cross." That is not an exact quote and I don't know who said it first, but there is much truth in that statement. I know this both theoretically, which is too say I know it to be true in both mind and experience. How often have I been prevented from sin or omitting duties by thoughts of Christ and him crucified. How often have I started down a path of sin, and God would come along and stop me dead in my tracks with thoughts of the cross of Christ. If you are having trouble with sin, go to Christ. If you would be free from evil, think on, meditate on, and gaze at the cross! It has been a great help to me in overcoming spiritual sloth and indifference.