Jewish Evangelism – Isaiah 53 – Part 8 Rabbi Michael Weiner
Isaiah 53:10a Yet it pleased Adonai to bruise Him. He caused Him to suffer.
Still more great Hebrew words in Isaiah 53:10. This time, let’s back up to part A. The Hebrew says YHVH Chafetz, meaning “The Lord is delighted.” In the Hebrew, the Lord is delighted to crush Him (Dacho) and make Him sick (Hecheli). Isaiah 53:5 But He was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities. The chastisement for our shalom was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
Two weeks ago, we memorialized His suffering. Passover started out as a memorial of the Exodus from Egypt, but has now become a memorial of another exodus, namely, our exodus from slavery to sin. We take Yeshua’s suffering seriously, but not unto grief. The Lord is delighted, and we must be also, that through His suffering, our way has been made straight.
Hebrews 2:9-10 But we see One who was made for a little while lower than the angels – namely, Yeshua. He is now crowned with glory and honor, because of the death He suffered so that, by the grace of God, He might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for God – for whom and through whom all things exist – in leading many sons to glory, to perfect through sufferings the initiator of their salvation.