Today we continue through the book of Isaiah.
“Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.” – Isaiah 53:4
Don’t worry when you see someone suffering. It’s not God causing the suffering. The suffering individual has taken it upon them to bear the pain and suffering of others to help them out. Yeah, right. A foreshadowing of Jesus.
“We all, like sheep, have gone astray,each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” – Isaiah 53:6
God unjustly punishes one to help others. The crimes of one are punished by causing suffering of others.
“For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was punished.” – Isaiah 53:8
More evidence of God punishing the wrong person, in this case his one and only ‘son’.
“For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” – Isaiah 53:12
The foreshadowing of Jesus. God creates his own son to absorb the sin of others, which makes no sense at all.
This is supposed to be a loving story of how God’s son, Jesus, will lovingly come in and wipe away the sins of the people. But it’s not a loving story. God, the all-knowing, all-powerful God, has to create a son, force him to suffer, to wipe away the very sins that God himself brought to the people. That’s not loving. It’s a stupid, unjust God.
Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 54: The Future Glory of Zion