“All we like sheep have gone astray…” How often do we take a look at ourselves and see us for what we are?” We’re prone to want what we want and taking an honest look at ourselves in the mirror might be disturbing to say the least. “Is it possible that we can be indifferent, scheming, callous, ruthless, or cowardly? After all, the worst people in history started out as children (such as Hitler, Nero, Jim Jones, Bonnie and Clyde, Ivan the Terrible, and Pope Alexander VI (he was a Borgia). They started out just like everyone else—as kids.
“We have turned everyone to his own way…” All of us, whether individually or collectively have taken the crooked path, sin. That’s the way of man. It’s an inherent tendency, we just have it. No matter how much we would like to deny it, any of us could have taken a path to destruction just as some of those mentioned above.
“And the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” God the Father, had a plan. He was well acquainted with the wiles of Satan. Were it not for the love of God for his creation there would be no redemption. There would be no way to eternal life with Him. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23).”
“All…all.” It says a lot between those two uses of the one word. The problem is that we’re all born with the ability to sin. And we do. The only solution is God’s free gift of grace. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).”