All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned, each of us, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.Isaiah 53:6(ISV)
There is nothing more innocent and helpless than a little lamb and Christ being led to the slaughter for the sin of the world, is portrayed as a gentle, harmless, guiltless, little lamb. But there is nothing more dim-witted, empty-headed and gullible than sheep, and we who are the sheep of His pasture are likened to stupid, straying sheep.
How quick we are to lust after manipulative false teachers and follow the deceptive doctrines of demons. How easily we simply stray from the path of truth and unwittingly wander into the way of ruthless wolves in sheep’s clothing or foolishly fall into the manifold dangers that litter our path. No wonder the term, ‘sheeple’ has been universally adopted to describe such gullible creatures as we are.
But God is so gracious, and His mercy is without limits, which is why He planned in advance to save us all from all our sin by implementing the only possible way to forgive every sin we ever commit – past, present and future sins; overt and covert sins; action and attitude sins - ALL the sins of the entire human race, along with our twisted and corrupt inherited sin-nature – ALL forgiven.
God is so gracious that He devised a plan that would demonstrate His Own deep love for ALL mankind, without compromising His Own pure, righteous justice – so that instead of the wrath of God being justly poured out over the heads of all sinners, He would give His only begotten Son as the only possible perfect Sin Offering, to pay the price of the sins of the whole world – and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. Every part of the plan of salvation is by grace. By Grace! BY GRACE!!! by GOD'S FREE UNMERITED, GRACIOUS FAVOUR.
ALL have sinned and need a Saviour, and ALL have access to this incredible free gift of God’s glorious grace – and those who believe that the LORD has laid on HIM the iniquity of us all are not only forgiven forever and given eternal life, but the Lord has laid on US the unsearchable riches of His grace and clothed us in His robe of righteousness.
But those who on their own free volition choose not to be believe in the only begotten Son of God will be judged – NOT for their sin – for the price of their sin was paid for at Calvary – for the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of them all. They will be judged on their works, which all fall sort of God's glory and consequently they will remain under God's condemnation forever.. because they did not believe on the only begotten Son of God.
Thank You my loving gracious, heavenly Father that you laid on the Lord Jesus Christ all my sins and poured out Your wrath on the dearly beloved Son of Your love – so that my sins are forgiven, and I have been clothed in His righteousness – I praise Your wonderful name in Jesus name I pray, AMEN