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Thursday, September 11, 2014

1 Peter 2

S: 1 Peter 2:23-24 When he was insulted, he returned no insult; when he suffered, he did not threaten; instead, he handed himself over to the one who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body upon the cross, so that, free from sin,me might live for righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

O: Jesus lived by the word because he was the word. He showed us how he wants us to live in the word by him in this verse. He wants us to return no insult, to not threaten, to be more Christlike.  He gave his life for OUR sins. He hurt for US. 

A: How powerful is this verse? Jesus lived a human life here on Earth, knowing that he would die for us. To save us from out sins. Would we be able to do that? Peter is telling us how Jesus acted with those who hated him. He wasn't hostile. He wasn't hateful just to spite them. He is showing us how to be better. We are not being asking to die upon a cross because Jesus already did that for us. We are being asked to be good Christians in this hostile world because of Jesus. Because he gave himself up for us, to save us, we need to love others as Jesus did. He gave his life for us. The least we can do here on earth is act more Christianly towards other people.

P: Dear God, please help me to see others the way Jesus did. He did not have to die for us, but he chose to. Help me to be worthy of this sacrifice. Help me to show how awesome his sacrifice was through my actions. Help me to love like Jesus. Amen.

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