Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
April 11, 2016 · 10:37 am
~ 1 Peter 2: 24
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
~ Japanese Proverb
This is the same verse (and one more) from The Message:by Eugene Peterson:
“This is the kind of life you’ve been invited into, the kind of life Christ lived. He suffered everything that came his way so you would know that it could be done, and also know how to do it, step-by-step.
He never did one thing wrong,
Not once said anything amiss.
They called him every name in the book and he said nothing back. He suffered in silence, content to let God set things right. He used his servant body to carry our sins to the Cross so we could be rid of sin, free to live the right way. His wounds became your healing. You were lost sheep with no idea who you were or where you were going. Now you’re named and kept for good by the Shepherd of your souls.
~ 1 Peter 2:24-25.
Why can’t I be content to let God set things right? Sometimes the weight of my insecurity seems to hold everything back but my tongue. To gain “favor” it opened up and spoke a truth, but not a kind truth. I know I must forgive myself. I know that Jesus is the example I am following.
I am just so disappointed in myself when I cannot see beyond the end of my own earthly existence to speak heavenly words instead of acid.
Please, Lord, keep me for the good. Let that acid be removed before it burns. Help me to forgive myself, and feel the healing in your wounds.
Because of Him,