Penalties and Beatings


Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools. Proverbs 19:29

I am thinking back to a time when I mocked Christianity and had no use for it. I scoffed at those who had faith. I was foolish and far from My Creator.

As I write this I think back to Calvary. Think of this verse as it relates to the cross.

Who mocked and who was being mocked? Who was beaten and who was doing the beating? In both cases, the sinless Christ was mocked and beaten, while his accusers were mocking and beating.

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

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