Re: Verse reading–Isaiah 52:13-15, Isaiah 53 (day three)

“He was numbered with the transgressors.”  First, consider humanity’s rogues gallery—those unsavory individuals who represent all that’s wrong with the human race: History’s most notorious megalomaniacs make the list, plus domestic terrorists, plus all murderers, predators, thieves, thugs, and general riff-raff.  But surely the world owes its difficulties to more than state-recognized criminals.  Have you been on the receiving end of a lie?  Have you cheated on your spouse?  Have you used a friendship to further your own social position?  We’re all rogues now.  And if you look closely at that list, you’ll see a shocking face: that of Jesus Christ, counted among the sinners.  Now consider: The King of kings willingly became the rogue of rogues, taking the blame for the sin of mankind.  And now all of us must answer for this innocent man’s execution.  What will you say?

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

One thought on “Rogue”

  1. Society of today is full of transgressors, from society, community, in politics, and at the workplace. Learning God’s word through the Bible should help reduce the number of transgressors and will help shape a peaceful and orderly community and society. To transgress the will of God is a sin. What I would say? Sinful!! Transgressors are Satan’s followers, not God’s followers. Good post. Thanks

    Phuong Le Callaway, PhD, CA

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