Monday, October 26, 2009

Scripture Share: Any Thoughts?

Well, I was going to do a little research and more thinking of my own before I posted this but it looks like it may not happen soon and so I thought I would gain some insights from all of you. Do you have any thoughts, ideas, or quotes that would help me to understand the bolded phrase in the verse below? It really stuck out to me when reading this time through but I have yet to come to any conclusions concerning what it means. I'd love to hear what you have to say about this verse. Thanks!

Mosiah 14: 5
5 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.


Shantel said...

First of all. I love that scripture, thank-you for sharing. This what I got from it:
The chastiment of our peace was upon him, means that everything that stops us or inhibits us from obtaining peace - be suffered for.
To chatise means to scold or find fault in - so anything that finds fault with us having peace. For me, I think this is fear - the direct oppisite of peace

Will & Cheyenne said...

I think it pulls reference from the fact that we "peacefully" go about our lives, RARELY realizing the reality of what is at stake, and because of what He did, we live in relative peace, relying solely on His atonement to get us home.

Michaela Stephens said...

I think Cheyenne is very close to right. "The chastizement of our peace was upon him" refers to how He feels rejected when He warns us of our sins and we don't listen because we're happy the way we are.

I learned what it meant when my siblings were fighting once and I tried to settle it and they rebuffed me. I felt chastized even though I knew I had told them something good.

It really hurts God when we don't listen.