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Isaiah 53:5

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

 

When was the chastisement of our peace upon Him? The chastisement of our peace was laid upon Jesus by Pilate when Jesus’ own people brought Jesus before Pilate for judgment. Luke 23:22, “And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.” Even though Pilate made it clear, three times in a row, that Jesus had no cause of death in Him, he submitted to the will of the people and turned Jesus over for crucifixion.

 

Mark 15:15, “And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.” Jesus had done nothing worthy of death and yet He was scourged or chastised, and then crucified. Jesus was chastised so that I might have peace today. I can be reconciled to God and live in peace because Jesus was scourged, chastised, and beaten even prior to suffering death on the cross. It was such a savage beating that it rendered Jesus so exhausted and weak that He had to have help in carrying His cross to Calvary.

 

I can live in peace because the chastisement of my peace was upon Jesus.

 

Proverbs 8:33, “Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.” The word instruction in these verse is the same word translated as chastisement in Isaiah 53:5. The chastisement or the beating, scouring and death of Jesus was sufficient. Hear that instruction today and live in peace. In the tumultuous and uncertain days we live in, we can have peace if we hear the instruction of Jesus’ suffering.

 

His death was sufficient. What else does He need to do? I only have to hear and accept that instruction today.

 

 

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