[QTVOTD] I am treasured…

“Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great [kings and rulers], and He shall divide the spoil with the mighty, because He poured out His life unto death, and [He let Himself] be regarded as a criminal and be numbered with the transgressors; yet He bore [and took away] the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors (the rebellious).” Isaiah 53:12 ->me: Christ’s victory rests on 4 facts: 1) He poured His own life out: Voluntary self-offering even to the point of death. 2) He let Himself be numbered with the transgressors: His identification with those in need of Salvation. 3) He bore our consequences and thus removed the sin of many: All those He designed to save. His effectiveness as substitute. 4) Made intercession: Jesus represents His justified to the Father. He mediates for us because He understands our condition. (Hebrews 7:25) I did some study on …divide Him a portion…divide the spoil… part of this verse. The direct Hebrew translation helps -> “Therefore, I will apportion to Him the many, I will apportion the strong to Him as spoil” – so when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are given to Him by the Father. Because He paid the debt of our sin He essentially owns our lives. This may sound negative (that is just your secular filter) but I find great relief in knowing I am treasured reward Jesus has won…and what do we do with treasured rewards? We set them in high places and show them off. Jesus is proud of me and when I speak proudly of Him, He speaks proudly of me to His Father.

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