When God looked at the world, He saw people that He loved, but He also saw people who were lost in sin. Our sin had brought condemnation to us all because all of us had sinned – and we did it gladly. This put a distance between us and a holy God so that we cannot approach Him, or fellowship with Him.
God had a plan from the beginning and would carry it out when He was ready. Note that the book of Isaiah was written around 700BC. He would send Christ to bring us back to Himself. But Christ had to pay the full price or redemption would be impossible. He had to take all our sins on Himself and pay for them on Calvary so that all our sins could be forgiven.
By sending the perfect Sacrifice and Substitute – Christ, God would be enabled to pardon our sin. Christ had to pay for all of them, however, or it would not work. When He did this, it meant that anyone could obtain forgiveness and anyone could go to Heaven.
In relation to mankind and our sin, the greatest victory God had toward our situation was in Christ. Christ was the answer for all of man's needs, and all of God's demands for righteousness and justice. No more could be needed, and no more could be asked.
According to the text verse above, notice that the first part of the verse says "He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied." The "He" referred to is God the Father. The One Who is in travail of soul is Christ.
This tells us that it was the Father Who put Him there, and our Lord was fully willing to obtain the following results. When christ fulfilled His work on the Cross, the Father was "satisfied." We are told that because of what Christ did that He would "justify many." This means that He would declare them (believers) to be without sin of any kind – no charges would be brought. Also notice, though, that the only reason he could do this was because "for he shall bear their iniquities."
With God, the Bible tells us, justice can only come when the price has been paid. This is why Christ is the only Savior. Only He died to pay the debt we owe. It really is a love story.
To trust in anything else, such as your own goodness, is foolish. If it really could be enough to take you to Heaven, then Christ did not need to die. But since He did, calling on Him for salvation is not an option – it is a must – and you can do it today!
Romans 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
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