Jesus Christ~A Man of Sorrows
“He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” ~Isaiah 53:3
The Saviour upon Calvary’s Cross is the worst example of utter grief and despicable shame that anyone can ever imagine. Jesus Christ upon Calvary’s Cross was despised and rejected of men as they cried in ignorance and utter contempt, “If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.” At this point, Jesus became acquainted with grief, he became a man of sorrows. He bore our shame and took our grief and laid it upon Himself on Calvary’s Cross, to pay for your sin and mine.
The last part of this verse “…and we esteemed him not,” means that we did not consider Him. As lost sinners, we did not really understand his Sacrifice for us until someone preached the Gospel to us one day and we accepted Him as our Personal Savior.
Friend, if you have not trusted Christ to save you, please do so right now by clicking here. Jesus Christ bore all of our grief, shame, and sorrows due to our sin and put it on himself, that you and I might have a home in Heaven. He shed His Precious Blood upon Calvary’s Cross and paid the penalty for your sin and mine. Christian, never forget that Christ can always empathize with our sorrows. Remember that he was “in all points tempted like as we are and yet without sin.” Let us come boldly to the throne of grace this morning and ask for God’s help in our time of distress and sorrow.