bible based christian daily devotional

Do you see an inappropriate ad? PLEASE REPORT IT!

Categories

Worthy Devotions - Bible Based Christian Daily Devotional

Follow your Sar Ha'Chaim!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 (7:15 am)

by George Whitten, Editor of Worthy Devotions.

Isaiah 53:8-9 He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken. And they made His grave with the wicked– But with the rich at His deaths [plural in the Hebrew], Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth.

Acts 3:15 and killed the Prince of life [in Hebrew, lives], whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses.

An interesting parallel exists between these two passages of scripture: Isaiah 53:9 and Acts 3:15. Isaiah renders the "death" of the messiah in the plural form, "deaths" ("motav"). Acts renders the life of the Prince of Life as "lives" ("chaim"). Some scholars suggest that the plurality of the word death indicates a violent death this servant would suffer, and that making the noun plural is a way of emphasizing the terrible intensity of his experience. Jewish counter-missionaries suggest that the "death" in plural shows that the suffering servant is not an individual man, but a group of people, specifically the nation of Israel, thus denying that the passage refers to an individual messianic figure.

I like to look at this passage as a reminder that Yeshua suffered death for me, personally, but also for every one else who would believe in Him. Since we all died with Him on the cross as He died to sin, it could be said that He suffered many deaths for all those He loved.

Tracing the parallel to the Acts passage we can understand why it says there that He was the "Prince of Lives". The phrase is "sar ha-chaim" in the Brit Hadashah (Hebrew New Testament), indicating a plurality of life. In His suffering of deaths, He became the Prince of lives! How many lives did He save? How many kinds of life? We'll find out someday….maybe.

Yeshua's death was complete; a finished work of comprehensive grace; totally effective and absolutely personal. His resurrection was equally full, final and personal — through Him we died to sin, and need no longer walk in it; and through Him we live to God, and can walk in newness of life, abundant life — for He truly is the Prince of Life!

Read more Christian Devotions on: Death, Grace, Life, Sin, Suffering

Copyright 1999-2014 Worthy Devotions. All rights reserved.

Leave a Reply




Sign up for our Worthy Briefs! IT'S FREE!!! Your information is completely confidential! We HATE SPAM too!
Your email address:
First Name:
Last Name:
Enter security code:

Read some of our recent Worthy Briefs

Worthy Brief - 7/21/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/18/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/17/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/16/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/15/2014
  • Most Popular Posts


  • World News
    Boko Haram Attacks in Nigeria Cause 15,000 to Flee
    WHO can't deal with Ebola Outbreak
    Boko Haram Seize Nigerian Town, Killing 100
    Nuke Negotiations Extended for 4 Months with Iran
    Russia Involved in Malaysian Airline Crash
    Thousands of Pro-Palestinian Protesters Rally in London
    Pro-Palestinian Protesters Rally Across France, Defy Ban
    Israel News
    Seven Soldiers Killed; Sudanese Munitions Warehouse Destroyed
    Hamas Enters Israel Through Tunnels, Immediately Neutralized (Video)
    13 Israeli Soldiers Killed Overnight, Hamas Defies Humanitarian Ceasefire
    Two Soldiers Killed in Clashes with Hamas, IDF Massing Troops on Gaza Border
    IDF intercepts another Hamas UAV; IDF Suffers First Casualty (Video)
    IDF Begins Ground Operation in Gaza
    U.N. Finds Missiles in One of their Schools in Gaza
    U.S. News
    More IRS Emails Lost in Connection to Tea Party Scandal
    Obama to Sign Executive Order for LGBT Workers, No Exemptions for Religious Groups
    US Terrorist Database Grows Rapidly
    Aquifer That Spreads Across Eight States Nearly Tapped Out
    Obama Administration Hid Huge Spike of Families Crossing Border
    U.S. Financial System Threatened by Hackers
    First Case of Chikungunya Virus Contracted in U.S.
    Christian News
    Islamic State to Christians in Mosul: Convert or Die
    Buddhists Launch Anti-Christian Campaign
    Sudanese Family Drops Suit Against Christian Daughter
    Chinese Pastor Sentenced to 12 Years
    Christian Pastor Arrested in Iran
    Sweden: Midwife Fired for Refusing to Perform Abortions
    US Failure Leads to Sudan Mom's Legal Limbo
    Great Reading Material
    Add our Daily Christian Devotion
    You can add our daily Christian devotional to your sites for FREE!

    You can get more information, please go to Worthy Webmaster.
    Link to our Daily Christian Devotional
    Help others find Worthy Christian Devotions! Use this code to link to Worthy Christian Devotions on your web page:

    <a href="http://www.worthydevotions.com" title="Christian Devotions">Daily Christian Devotionals - Worthy Devotions</a>



    Copyright 1999-2013 Worthy Christian Devotional – Daily Devotion » Follow your Sar Ha'Chaim!

    View Mobile Site