He Bore Our Sins

1 Peter 2:23-25(NIV)

23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. 24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 25 For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

When I grew up, I just did what I wanted what made me happy.  I wasn’t part of any Church and most things that I would do was just normal for me and I wouldn’t consider a ‘sin’ or something bad.  I could call it ignorance and this is how millions of people are living their lives.  Most of the time, we don’t think of stopping our behaviour if it isn’t a criminal act.  We tend to think that we are not hurting anybody and that we are just doing it for ourselves.

Peter teaches us that there are consequences for the sins that we have in our lives.  Jesus himself bore our sins in his body on the cross so that we could stop with the sin.  When I started to read the Bible, it opened up my eyes to what sin is and how it leads to death.  God wants us to live for righteousness and to come back to the Shepherd.  He is the Overseer of our souls, which demonstrates that Jesus has taken on the responsibility and the ownership of our souls and wants us to be right with God and to be with him in Heaven.

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