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:53:6
Here we have the entire story of the Bible epitomized: man’s ruin both by nature and practice; and God’s marvelous and all-sufficient remedy. The verse begins with all and ends with all. An anxious soul was directed to this passage and found peace. Afterward he said, “I bent low down and went in at the first all. I stood up straight and came out at the last.” The first is the acknowledgment of our deep need. The second shows how fully that need has been met in the cross of Christ. Happy to be numbered among those who have put in their claim and found salvation through the atoning work which there took place!
—H. A. Ironside