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WE NEED HEALING

“ ‘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 NIV

 

Some things in life can’t be glued back together, at least not easily. Sin, which violates God’s law (1 John 3:4) and nature (Romans 8:4), ravages our souls and makes them one of those things. Apart from Christ, in our sin, we are lost in darkness and separated from God in ways that we cannot do anything about. Sin leads to death as it fatally wounds the spirit and soul. But God has a plan for people broken by sin. He longs to heal us. Jesus took all our sin on Himself at the Cross. The purpose of Christ’s sacrificial death, His death in our place, was to deal with our sin. Christ’s wounds heal ours when we place our faith and trust in Him to forgive us.

The sacrifice of Christ makes us right with God and brings us into a relationship with Him. It gives us a clear conscience which brings peace with God. Because of it, we can have the assurance of salvation, meaning that we never have to wonder whether we can be saved. We have the permanent gift of eternal life. In these ways, the person who believes is in the process of being perfected. To be perfected in Christ means that while sin does remain, its penalty and power, which keeps us from God, is removed by His sacrifice. Jesus made us perfect and holy in God’s sight through His death on the Cross, paying the price for our sins.

 

PRAYER THOUGHT

Lord Jesus, thank You for the healing You bring to my brokenness.

 

PRAYER FOR TODAY

Thank You, Lord Jesus, that by Your sacrifice You have made us right with God and brought us into a relationship with Your Father, our Father; giving us a clear conscience which brings us peace and gives us the assurance of salvation and the permanent gift of eternal life. AMEN

 

I.B.R.A. Readings

1 Corinthians 13:8-13

 

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