Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross: Day 33

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Today's Text: Isaiah 53:5

Text: Isaiah 53:5

We believe memorizing scripture is one of the best ways to carry the Word of our God with us wherever we go—to have God-breathed truth, instruction and reproof in our hearts and minds as we live unto Him each day.

This week we’ve chosen a powerful verse to remind us of Christ’s sacrifice.

“But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.”
- Isaiah 53:5, ESV

Write this verse down—copy it twenty time if that helps! Post it on your mirror or at your desk, in your car or on the fridge—anywhere you’ll see it often. Save the image below as your phone’s lock screen so you can read these words of truth throughout the day.

We want to be a community that is intentional about scripture memorization. Will you join us?

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  • Game Killer

    Nice post.

  • App Lock APK

    Great and amazing one dear. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Mrs.Walton

    Jesus’ sufferings while on His journey to the cross are nothing compared to what we would face in hell. Something we discussed yesterday at church.

  • KendallS

    Jesus:

    Pierced
    Crushed
    Chastised
    Wounded

    Me:

    transgressor
    Sinner

    Yet

    I receive peace
    I receive healing

    Thank you Father. Thank you.

  • Hi! Thank you so much for this! It reminded me of this song, Healed by Nichole Nordeman.

    “We stutter and we stammer til You say us
    A symphony of chaos til You play us
    Phrases on the pages of unknown
    Til You read us into poetry and prose

    We are kept and we are captive til You free us
    Vaguely unimagined til You dream us
    Aimlessly unguided til You lead us home

    By Your voice, we speak
    By Your strength, no longer weak
    We are no longer weak

    By Your wounds we are healed
    By Your wounds we are healed

    Passed over and passed by until You claim us
    Orphaned and abandoned til You name us
    Hidden and disclosed til You expose our hearts

    By Your death we live
    It is by Your gift that we might give
    That we might give”

    Please take a listen! Thank You Jesus.

  • Hi! I loved this (and I love Sundays!) and it made me think of this song, Healed by Nichole Nordeman. I thought I’d share the lyrics to it for you all;

    We stutter and we stammer til You say us
    A symphony of chaos til You play us
    Phrases on the pages of unknown
    Til You read us into poetry and prose

    We are kept and we are captive til You free us
    Vaguely unimagined til You dream us
    Aimlessly unguided til You lead us home

    By Your voice, we speak
    By Your strength, no longer weak
    We are no longer weak

    By Your wounds we are healed
    By Your wounds we are healed

    Passed over and passed by until You claim us
    Orphaned and abandoned til You name us
    Hidden and disclosed til You expose our hearts

    By Your death we live
    It is by Your gift that we might give
    That we might give

    Please take a moment to listen to it – it’s absolutely beautiful. Thank you Jesus.

  • SHAMEKAMICHELLE

    I think about all the ways I’m blessed & I thank Jesus for loving me & obeying God in dying for my sins. I don’t know where I would be without God

  • Such a simple sentence… yet SO powerful… has so much meaning!

  • Antimony

    He was wounded, crushed, destroyed, killed so that I can be healed, restored, loved, forgiven, & made alive!

  • apkzip.com

    I just love Sundays! Waking up and wondering what the verse is going to be and what the lock screen will look like :)

  • Sarah Rising

    Imagine what Isaiah must have felt, what he saw when writing about our Lord. There was nothing beautiful in his appearance to attract us. Yet by His wounds we are Healed!

    God’s Word is beautiful and brings life!

  • Monica Whiteley

    I just love Sundays! Waking up and wondering what the verse is going to be and what the lock screen will look like :) the downloads have been such a great reminder for me!! Such beauty in the design and the words. Thank you!

  • Beth Warner

    Thank you thank you thank you Jesus!!!

  • Yes! Such sweet perspective in this verse. Reminding me that when I’m down on myself, hard on myself, in a metaphorical funk, or harshly judging (myself or others)… it is in these mental places where I am not focused, where my eyes are on myself, consumed with selfish pride.
    But when I am focused on Him, remembering His pleasing and perfect sacrifice… then I am healed, free, bound up in His love and grace, right where I need to be, at peace, humbled.
    A perfect verse to meditate on for the week. To set my heart and mind on Him. Which is right where they need to be, always.

    • churchmouse

      What a sweet reminder from you today : that I’m no longer bound to my sin or shame but bound to Him in love and forgiveness and acceptance, “bound up in His love and grace.” A beautiful visual. Thank you for sharing!

    • Barbara

      Amen! And AMEN again, Beverly!

      I echo the intent and content of your words.

      It's almost like you wrote my heart and thought… sort of creepy (lol) but also very affirming and lovely.

      God Bless,
      Babs

  • It’s interesting that I believe this for others, but not always for myself!

  • Lisa Brooks

    For me, for each of us He did this. There is no greater love!

  • Was saved here. So powerful and significant to me. I smiled when I saw the reference.

  • So powerful! Thank you for this!!

  • churchmouse

    Lord, I’m so grateful that, in moments of doubt , I have only to look at the cross to remember all you’ve done for me. You took my piercing, my crushing, my chastisement – all rightfully due guilty me – and You gave me eternal peace and healing in exchange. I am bowed low by the love You have for me! You paid for my sins, every one of them, with Your very life blood – because of love. What else can I do but love You in return? I love You, Lord. Oh how I love You.

  • Prudence

    Amen!

  • So good!

  • amen.

  • Sarah Lahoda

    Yes! Fantastic selection!

  • Sarah Lewan

    Love this verse, and this whole chapter!

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