JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason To Believe is the details of Isaiah 53.
Hundreds of years before Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the prophet Isaiah wrote specific details that would be fulfilled in Jesus’ life.
Verse 3 points out that He would be despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and familiar with suffering.
Verse 5 says He was pierced for our transgressions and crushed for our iniquities.
Verse 9 says that He was assigned a grave with the wicked and with the rich in His death.
Verse 11 says “after the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied.”
Verse 11 also says “By his knowledge, my righteous servant will justify many.”
In Isaiah 53, we see references to Jesus rejection, His crucifixion, resurrection, and His qualification to release us from the guilt of our sins.
The details of Isaiah 53 concerning Jesus are reasons to believe in God’s good news.