Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs

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He was despised and rejected by men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces
He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.
Surely He has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed Him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
But He was wounded for our transgressions;
He was crushed for our iniquities;
upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with His stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on Him
the iniquity of us all.

-Isaiah 53:3-6

(Michael English, Steve Green and Larnelle Harris at Young Messiah.)

About Sharon Lindbloom

Sharon surrendered her life to the Lord Jesus Christ in 1979. Deeply passionate about Truth, Sharon loves serving as a full-time volunteer research associate with Mormonism Research Ministry. Sharon and her husband live in Minnesota.
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2 Responses to Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs

  1. Paul says we ought to boast/glory in the cross (Galatians 6:14), and John Piper rightly observes that this is odd:

    “[T]hat it’s like saying: Only boast in the electric chair. Only exult in the gas chamber. Only rejoice in the lethal injection. Let your one boast and one joy and one exultation be the lynching rope. “May it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.” No manner of execution that has ever been devised was more cruel and agonizing than to be nailed to a cross. It was horrible. You would not have been able to watch it – not without screaming and pulling at your hair and tearing your clothes. Let this be the one passion of your life.” (Text, Audio, Video)

    Praise God for the paradox of glory: Christ was displaying his glory here on earth most clearly at the most awful and dreadful moment. In his crucifixion, there is forgiveness. Because of his execution, we may freely have eternal life.

    “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.” (John 3:14-15)

  2. falcon says:

    One Good Friday I was in a mainline denominational church attending the service. The crucifixion was described and there were a lot of tears shed by those in attendance. It’s very difficult for me to read the accounts in the Gospels. My sin put Jesus on the cross. I truly am not ashamed of the Cross of Jesus Christ because I know that it was through His sacrifice that I have eternal life. Left to my own devices, I wouldn’t have a chance. Jesus is the only qualified savior. He died for us (while we were yet sinners) and provides for us eternal life as a free gift, extending it to us through His grace, activated by our faith. The life I now lead is by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Word says that if we walk in the light as He is in the light we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all unrighteousness. The New Covenant in Christ’s blood provides a continual source of cleansing from sin. Oh how precious is the flow that makes me white as snow. No other font I know, nothing but the blood of Jesus.

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