Behold Your Suffering King
I will strike down the king alone, 2 Samuel 17:2 (NASB).
Let thine hand, I pray thee, O Lord my God, be on me, but not on thy people, that they should be plagued. Behold your king! 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 everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth. He was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
Christ suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps; who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth.
About the author and the source
Several devotionals of the 19th century arranged Bible verses to comment on one another. Such a one was Crowther’s Daily Comfort.
K. R. Crowther. Daily Comfort, Being Meditations in the Words of the Bible for Every Day in the Year, Morning. Glasgow: David Bryce and Son, .