4-28/29- 2018 Take It Through The Week
Monday -Isaiah 53:4–5 Jesus became the curse for us. Gal. 3:13 says it plainly. We
see here in Isaiah, He also bore our sicknesses, that He carried our pain. It is any
wonder that Jesus cried out in anguish on the cross, “My God, My God, why have
you forsaken me?” At that moment on the cross, every broken, empty, suffering
man, woman and child that has every lived or ever will lived had their pain paid
for by Jesus’ pain. Every hurt paid in full. How does it make you feel to know that
the Lord who participated in every moment of creation, allowed your sin to
descend on Him? It is my prayer you would know your value. It is my prayer you
would know that you are worth more than every precious gem and every ounce
of gold that has ever been found. It is my prayer that you would know by faith
that God loves you enough to provide hope for you through Jesus. List three
things below that Jesus paid for in your life.
Tuesday – Isaiah 53:10 Restitution is what is paid after you have committed a
crime. Typically a judge decides what the penalty for the crime is and you must
pay it. If you don’t pay it, you cannot be set free. Why did Jesus become
restitution for our curse, for our sin? He did it to adopt us. To make us His
adopted sisters and brothers. To make God our Father. That is why it says when
God makes Jesus a restitution offering, “He will see His seed”. We become His
adopted siblings by faith, as he pays our restitution with His blood. God also
confirms that Jesus will rise from the dead, “He will prolong His days.” Why
would God do this? Read Gal. 4:4-7. God loves you so much, He wanted to adopt
you as His Son. Pray with me. Heavenly Father, thank you for giving Jesus to
crush our curse, to destroy the power of our sin. Thank you for making me
your adopted child, through Jesus. In Jesus Name I pray, amen.
Wednesday – Isaiah 55:4–5 The destruction of the curse of sin through Jesus is
not something God wants to keep a secret. The term “peoples” refers to tribes
and cultures around the world. It means literally, every people group in the
world. God used the story and challenge of Jesus to make the cross, famous. Yes,
it is challenging to hear of the events around the life and times of Jesus. Yes, it is
challenging to hear that because of Jesus all our works are like filthy rags in the
sight of God. Yes it is challenging to realize that in this gigantic world there is
only one way to be pleasing to God. But God has published abroad this
miraculous story of death, burial and resurrection, specifically to summon
nations who do not know Him. God’s Heart is for those nations to run to Him.
Read Romans 11:32. Only Jesus never disobeyed God. All others have sinned and
fall short of the Glory of God. In that, we find the ultimate equality. Praise be to
God. Take a moment and memorize one of these verses so that you will have it
always on your heart. Then teach it to your children so they will have it always.
Thursday – Romans 3:23–26 God wanted to demonstrate His righteousness. He
wanted us to know that He is just. The reason He demonstrated it, is that there is
so much in this world that is unjust. All we have to do is wait just a little while
with our eyes and ears open and before long we will be confronted by something
that is not fair. Something will offend our senses because we live in a world that

is crumbling towards eternity. We live in a world that is longing for eternity.
Read Rom. 8:20-23. We are all in the same situation, because of man’s sin. Many
men try to make judgments about who God is based on this fallen world. This
fallen world is not a testimony of God’s righteousness. It is testimony to man’s
sin. It is testimony to man’s free will choices, which are destroying the world.
The testimony of who God is, rests not in the present state of the world, but in
Jesus. Read Rom. 3:26 again. God presented Jesus on the cross to demonstrate
His willingness to pass over our sins. God has declared righteous all those who
have faith in Jesus. So God has demonstrated His righteousness and declared our
righteousness, in Jesus. We are not, but He has said He will see us as Righteous,
because of Jesus. Amazing, the Grace that is extended to us. Pray with me. Lord, I
am nothing but for You. I have nothing, except what You have given me. I
need nothing, except what you are. I ask nothing, except to know you and for
you to be known. I trust You. I trust You alone, for all I need. In Jesus Name I
pray, Amen.
Friday – 2 Corinthians 5:21 Jesus never disobeyed His parents. He never got angry
and fought with the kid down the street. He never sinned. Not only did He not
sin, He did not know sin at all until our sin crushed Him on the cross. He became
our sin so that “…we might become the righteousness of God in Him”. He
became the curse so that we might be blessed. He died so that we might live. He
gave everything He had so that we might inherit everything God promised to
those who believe on the Name of Jesus. Read Rev. 21:1-7. Everything God
promised to believers is revealed in full in heaven. Read verse 7. “The victor will
inherit these things.” Take a moment and make a list of the things mentioned
here that we inherit because Jesus became sin for us, and extended
righteousness to us.
Saturday – Galatians 4:4–7 God had planned. He had moved nations. Kings had
been removed and Kings installed. Prophets had written and foretold. And when
God’s plan had reached “completion, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born
under the law, to redeem those under the law, so that…”? God orchestrated all of
this so that we could be adopted. Jesus became the curse of sin on the cross, so
that we could be adopted. Jesus made it possible for God to send His Spirit into
our hearts so that we could say with all our hearts, “Daddy-God.” “Abba Father”
is a phrase that means “Daddy” to Jewish children, even to this day. When we see
the term used here in Gal. 4:6 Paul is saying that thanks to Jesus, we can call the
Creator of the Universe, and the Author of the laws of nature, our “Daddy-God”.
Read 2 Cor. 6:18. It was God’s plan to be our Father. From Gen. 3:15, the very
first prophecy concerning Jesus defeating Satan all the way through the Bible,
God’s plan was to be our adoptive Father through Jesus our spiritual big brother.
Let’s pray. Thank you Abba-Father. Thank you Daddy-God. That you sent
Jesus to redeem us. Thank you that you became the curse of sin so that we
might have the blessing of adoption. Undeserving, unworthy but blessed,
accepted, and forgiven. We worship You. We thank You. We honor You. We
bless You because you have extended every blessing to us. In Jesus Name
we pray, Amen.

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