He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. By oppression and judgment he was taken away. Yet who of his generation protested? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was punished. He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.Isaiah 53:7-9 NIV
Silence in slaughter.
Left with no defense.
Cut off from the living.
Punished for someone else’s sin.
Destined for the grave of the wicked.
Rewarded with the grave of the rich.
No violence, no deceit.
The ultimate injustice.
This is the Suffering Servant. This is our Lord and Savior.
Will you believe the message? He who faced a farce of a trial, the beatings we deserved, went through it all in silence and determination for you, for me—that we might live.
Grace and Peace