[QTVOTD] Resolute submission…

“All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has made to light upon Him the guilt and iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, [yet when] He was afflicted, He was submissive and opened not His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth.” Isaiah 53:6-7 ->me: Sheep without a shepherd are directionless and will wander aimlessly into danger and ultimately their own demise by getting caught in a thicket or falling prey to other animals. Without God we won’t find the way or be protected. ‘we have [each] turned…to his own way’ This phrase emphasizes deliberateness. ‘Have turned’ – Self-sufficiency and the purposeful rejection of the Lord’s way and following Him. Even with all of the deliberate choices made by His children to go their own way and chose self-sufficiency, He still lays all of the guilt, iniquity, and sin on His Servant, His Son. I can’t fathom why He would do this; His love for us is difficult if not impossible to comprehend (Ephesians 3:18-19). Verse 7 talks to Jesus’ silence as a lamb to slaughter or sheep being sheared but it is not because of ignorance; it is because of a resolute commitment to follow through in submission for His part in God’s divine plan and ultimately His love for us (again Hebrews 12:2).

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