By Vaughn Winslett
Isaiah 53 verse 10 “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He hath put Him to grief: when thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.”
The text is teaching us of the suffering of the Lord Jesus Christ. It pleased God the Father to bruise God the Son. We must in order to understand this text go to Ephesians chapter 1 and read the entire chapter, and understand the many blessings the Lord hath bestowed upon us and why. Because it pleased God. Verse 4 plainly declares that God the Father chose His people in God the Son before He created the world. Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will. It pleased God to choose a people. It pleased God to save a people. It pleased God to redeem a people and bring them unto Himself, taking them from a death in sin, in the nature of Adam, to a life in Christ.
It pleased God to bruise Him. We are by nature dead in sin. The wages of sin are death. We could not pay and live. It pleased God to bruise Him. It pleased God to send His Son into the world to die. It pleased God that His Son would hang upon the tree of the cross and suffer a horrible suffering death. He was not killed by man, He laid His life down. He paid our debt. He suffered our punishment. He suffered greatly because God the father, our Creator was satisfied with that punishment. It pleased God when His Son suffered and died. The justice of God was satisfied. God had put Him to grief, For His name sake, for His glory, because it pleased Him. God the Son, the Son of Man, God with us, saw His seed, He was pleased. He despised the shame of the cross, yet He endured it. The pain He suffered in the body which was prepared for Him was terrible, yet He despised the Shame. He bore our shame, because it pleased Him. He is now set down at the right hand of God the Father.
He saw His seed, He saw his people, He saw them washed in His blood, He saw them glorified in Himself, and it pleased Him. He saw the new covenant church worshipping God in spirit and truth and it pleased Him, For God His Father had sought such to worship Him. It pleased Him.
He saw the elect of God in glory, every one, a number which no man could number. A great multitude of all nations, and kindred,and people, and tongues. He saw them in eternal glory with God in His kingdom, and it pleased Him.
It pleases Him that His pleasure prospers in His hand, that His church prospers today and tomorrow by His good will, it pleases Him.
All of the many blessings we have, we do have because it pleases God to give them.
This truth is older than time, it is eternal in God. It pleased God, it pleases me, I dont want anything different.
In humble adoration of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Please pray for me when you pray.
Elder Vaughn Winslett