Sometimes we are content with fuzzy ideas about vital subjects. It can cost of dearly. Today’s devotional urges you to be clear about something most important. May it clear up any lack of clarity you may have. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Isaiah 53:11-12 (ESV)
11 Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied;
by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
make many to be accounted righteous,
and he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,
and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,
because he poured out his soul to death
and was numbered with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many,
and makes intercession for the transgressors.
“Some say that his death did something or other, which, somehow or other, will benefit somebody or other; but we never speak in that indefinite way. We know that Christ, by his death, did eternally redeem his people, and we are quite sure that he will have all those for whom he laid down the ransom price. He died with a clear intent, a definite purpose; and for the joy that was set before him, he ‘endured the cross, despising the shame.’ ‘He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied.’ The divine intent and purpose of the death of Christ cannot possibly be frustrated. He reigneth from the tree, and he shall win and conquer world without end.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLVI, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1900), p. 574]