Like an athlete competing in a race, Christians must focus on the objective, which is none other than the Lord Himself.
But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is a non-negotiable and foundational tenet of Christianity.
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.
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.”