Daily Devotional: Tuesday, April 7, 2020


Isaiah 53:10b

[W]hen thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

What is an “offering for sin?” Have you ever made an offering for sin? Have you ever set the table because you knew Mommy was angry at you for your sin? You were mean to your younger brother? You didn’t come in as soon as she called you, so you gave Mommy a gift. You set the table without being asked. You were hoping she wouldn’t be angry with you anymore.

In the Old Testament, God’s people gave sin offerings to God all the time. This was the main way they worshipped God. They brought an animal to the temple to sacrifice to God. These sacrifices were sin offerings. Killing the animals turned aside God’s wrath against them for their sin.

They did this because God commanded them to do this. He commanded them to kill an animal. Why?

Because when they killed the animal, they were confessing they were sinful and needed God’s forgiveness. They were saying publicly that they knew without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness for sins.

But Whose blood needs to be shed for sins to be forgiven? Does God need the blood of bulls and sheep?

No. God’s wrath wasn’t turned away from anyone because of the blood of any bulls or sheep. God’s wrath was only turned away because the blood of those bulls and sheep pointed forward to the precious blood of His Son, Jesus. The blood Jesus shed there hanging on the cross.

This is what we celebrate every Good Friday. Jesus is our sacrifice. Jesus’s blood is what appeases His Father, turning aside the Father’s wrath against us.

Did the sacrifice of Jesus there on the cross produce any fruit?

Yes, praise God! Jesus’ death produced seed and you and I are that seed. Jesus’ death on the cross saved many from His Father’s wrath. Jesus is Mommy’s sin offering. Jesus is Daddy’s sin offering.

[W]hen thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.


  • Is Jesus your sin offering?
  • Do you have sin that makes God angry at you?
  • Have you asked God to wash you in Jesus’ blood?


Stricken, smitten, and afflicted

Stricken, smitten, and afflicted,
See Him dying on the tree!
’Tis the Christ by man rejected;
Yes, my soul, ’tis He, ’tis He!
’Tis the long expected Prophet,
David’s Son, yet David’s Lord;
By His Son God now has spoken:
‘Tis the true and faithful Word.

Tell me, ye who hear Him groaning,
Was there ever grief like His?
Friends through fear His cause disowning,
Foes insulting His distress;
Many hands were raised to wound Him,
None would interpose to save;
But the deepest stroke that pierced Him
Was the stroke that Justice gave.

Ye who think of sin but lightly,
Nor suppose the evil great,
Here may view its nature rightly,
Here its guilt may estimate.
Mark the sacrifice appointed,
See Who bears the awful load;
‘Tis the Word, the Lord’s Anointed,
Son of Man and Son of God.

Here we have a firm foundation,
Here the refuge of the lost;
Christ’s the Rock of our salvation,
His the Name of which we boast.
Lamb of God for sinners wounded,
Sacrifice to cancel guilt!
None shall ever be confounded
Who on Him their hope have built.


Father, in Christ’s name we come to beg Your pardon and peace, the increase of Your grace and tokens of Your love; for we are not worthy of the least of Your mercies. But worthy is the Lamb that was slain to take away the sin of the world, for whose sake You will give us all things. Amen.


  • God’s blessing on our Good Friday noontime service online
  • God’s blessing on our Easter drive-in service
  • That our meditations this week would be much on Christ, His obedience and sacrifice


Isaiah 53:11-12 (KJV)

11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

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