The End of the Month ... Almost

The end of the month is almost upon us and it's time to post the passage that I memorised this past month. I should really post the passage I'm going to memorise at the beginning of the month rather than leaving it until the end, but some months I don't know what I'm going to work on until the Lord lays it on my heart.

Verse five in this chapter has always been a favourite of mine and this passage seemed particularly appropriate for April considering Christians everywhere remembered Christ's death and resurrection this month.

I must admit I cheated a little. I learnt this passage years and years and years ago when I was probably about 11 or 12. However apart from verse five, I couldn't remember any of it.

Without any further ado, here it is:

Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

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 every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all
(Isaiah 53:1-6, KJV).

I won't be posting for the next five days or so. I've felt challenged to spend my online time in other ways this coming week. It's going to be hard not being online but I think it's going to be good too. Until then ...


SchnauzerMom said…
Great choice of verses, very appropriate for the season.
Jen said…
I love those verses. Such powerful verses! I hope you have a nice sabbatical from the computer :).