Why, Why,Why, Did They Reject Jesus?
The rebellion in the garden of Eden by Adam and his mate, Eve, brought sin into the world. The rebellion by Judas Iscariot finally led to the death of Jesus. Try to think of it: I feel touched when I think of the choice made by all people when asked to choose between Jesus and Barabbas. It was truly a wrong choice. Listen to this: “Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate, since it was the custom of the time. The chief priests and the whole crowd concurred to have Barabbas released and Jesus crucified.
But this man did not deserve all the pain and suffering on our behalf, for our redemption, for our salvation.
Isaiah 53 says: v 2: He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
v 3: He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and familiar with suffering.
v 4-6: Surely he took our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities, the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
v 10: Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer and though the Lord makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days. It was due to God’s love for mankind that this had to happen. While we were still sinners Christ died for us
Bro Itai Tembo (Sanyati, Zimbabwe)