“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” JOHN 3:16
The portrayal of Messiah’s sufferings in the 53rd chapter of Isaiah draws us to a profound assessment. No one is exempt; our condition is innate: “All we like sheep have gone astray.”
But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.
In the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So there they laid Jesus . . .
And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living for the transgressions of My people He was stricken. And they made His grave with the wicked, but with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth.