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. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. – Isaiah 53:3-7

LIGHT FOR NOW: God’s love is beyond speech, God’s love is an action.

In our previous study, we laid the foundation or framework upon which the trajectory of this study will be navigated towards. It is also important to note that in the undertone of this study is the substitution concept; how that Jesus took our place and gave us His place. And if you carefully observe Isaiah’s prophecy in our key text, you will notice in this concept of substitution implied here (which as we proceed in this studies, this will come to the fore). Recall, what is the key reason for this study? To reveal how much God loves mankind that in His love for mankind, He demonstrated it in sacrifice. That is, God became a man to save man. The creator became the “soter” (the saviour) for “soteria” (salvation) who did the work of “sozo” (the work of saving). Recall, we said earlier that God’s love for mankind is not just found in what He said, but also it is found in what He did. Meaning, in the context of deity’s interpretation or definition of love, love is not just what is spoken, but love is what is done. In fact, still in the context of deity’s definition of love, love is not a song, love is a sacrifice. Meaning, love is not sung (that is, you don’t sing love), love is acted (that is, love is seen in actions or sacrifices; and don’t forget that we are defining love in the context of deity’s definition or interpretation). So, when we talk about “the love of God”, don’t think of love as an aftermath or a bye-product of a heavy burst of hormones, but love is seen in actions; love is not said but demonstrated in what is done. That is, God so loved humanity; that in His love for humanity, He created an enabling environment to back up this love with action. And remember, this action was not a reaction but rather a pro-action; and in this study, the understanding of this fact will come to light. Hallelujah! 

INSTRUCTION: Being full of the word is for your own good. Go for it!.

PRAYER: Thank you dear Lord for the knowledge of the word that has come my way and that is coming my way. I declare that I am receptive to the revelation of your word, in Jesus Name, Amen.

QUOTE: The proof of love is not words; the proof of love is action.


Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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