He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. (1 Peter 2:24 NLT)
We may suffer for many reasons. Some suffering is the direct result of our own sin; some happens because of our foolishness; some is the result of living in a fallen world. Peter is writing about suffering that comes as a result of doing good. Christ never sinned, and yet he suffered so that we could be set free. Jesus’ suffering was part of God’s plan and was intended to save us. All who follow Jesus must be prepared to suffer (Mark 8:34-35). Our goal should be to face suffering as he did—with patience, calmness, and confidence that God is in control of the future. (Tyndal Study Bible)
Christ died for our sins, in our place, so we would not have to suffer the punishment we deserve. This is called “substitutionary atonement.”
A couple of Sunday’s ago our Pastor was telling the story of the time before Jesus. The only way to God was through the Highest Priest. Nobody had access to God. He was in the Holy place behind the curtain, where the tabernacle was kept.
When Jesus died on the cross for our sin’s that veil was torn. All people have access to God. Jesus paid for that with his life. We can now speak to God direct. What a privilege!
I am still amazed at the power of the Holy Spirit; this was the spirit that raised Jesus from the dead. What’s more amazing that power is available to all of us if we believe. That’ s all we have to do is believe.
Read this scripture and comment again. Is that not amazing that Jesus carries our sin for us, he suffered in our place. What a privilege!
“Lord I thank you for your Son, Jesus. Thank you for showing me the light. Holy Spirit works in me to be the light. In Jesus name. Amen.”