“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.” 1 Peter 2:24
People of the world look at what Jesus did on the cross and think He was either crazy or it is a made up story. They just cannot understand why someone totally innocent would be put to death and willing be allowed to be put to death. Peter is quoting from a part in Isaiah stating that Jesus died on the cross to take on the sins of every person.
Jesus was beaten for every sin that every person ever did. This includes your sins. Think about this for a minute and let it sink in.
Think back just about your childhood. How many times did you disobey your parents? How many times did you disobey your teacher in school? Just think about these two factors.
Now imagine that you had to be beaten with a whip with rocks in it. The beating would be one strike for every individual disobedience you did wrong as a child. Do you think you could even survive the beatings?
This is what Jesus did for you. Not only did He take the beatings for your childhood disobedience but also for you as an adult. The number of beatings increases astronomically.
Jesus did this so that you can die to sin, so that you will no longer sin. He has removed the curse of sin in your life so that you can live the right life for God.
When temptation comes your way, keep your eyes on Jesus and what He did for you. Doing this will allow you to turn away from that sin. It will give you strength to live for God.
The sins you do are only for a moment in time of pleasure. The punishment for those sins are for eternity, never-ending.
If Jesus can bear our sins and not sin, He can give you the strength to not sin. Are you willing to turn from sin for Him?
Are you willing to die to all sin and live for God?
I pray today that you will get a new vision of what Jesus did for you on the cross; that you will die to all sin; that you will learn to live for Jesus; that you will live a righteous life in Jesus; and that you will be the light of Jesus in this dark world.