Christ Suffered to Justify Us Before God
Isaiah 53:11. Christ suffered as a consequent of mankind’s sin in order that mankind could be justified before God. God loves us, but at the same time all of us fall short of the glory of God and are guilty of sin. We all deserve to bear the grievous consequences of sin. Sin is outright rebellion against God and it results in severe consequences. It is God’s nature and his will to punish sin. Though we are guilty of sin, Jesus has taken on the punishment of our sin because of God’s love.
Jesus’ suffering for our sin satisfies God’s requirement (Law) that sin must be punished. This is God’s salvation plan for sinful man to be saved from the consequences of sin and to be justified before him (Isaiah 53:11, “He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities).”
God’s salvation plan for us is the proof that God loves us. Why else would he permit Jesus, his Son, to bear the grievous consequences of our sin. Jesus, the God-man, is the only person that walked on this Earth and was perfect. He was perfect because he was sinless. He has never disobeyed God and will never disobey God. He is the righteous servant who loves us and took on the severe consequences of our sin.
ISAIAH 53 BIBLE SCRIPTURE Isaiah 53:11, “He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.”