YOU HAVE BEEN HEALED #devotions

1 Peter 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

Have you sinned already this week? Did you sin yet today? Are you indifferent to the fact that you did sin? Or does it burden you and bother your conscience?

If you answered yes you did sin today and that you are indifferent to it; this is not a good sign. Jesus bore that sin of yours on the tree at Calvary. He did that so that you might die to your sin and live to righteousness. If you are indifferent to your sin, you are not yet living to righteousness.

If however you answered yes you did sin today, and that it burdens you and bothers your conscience, this may be a good sign. But it may indeed be a bad sign as well. It is good to have a healthy grieving over our own sinfulness; Paul surely did in Romans chapter 7. But it is not good to have an over-remorseful conscience. If one does not think that Jesus’ death actually forgave you of your sin, then you are not yet humbled enough under the cross of Calvary to believe Jesus died for you.

Peter tells us that Jesus himself bore our sins in his body on the tree. He did this so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. He tells us that by Jesus’ wounds, we have been healed. Do you believe this? Sin harms like a painful wound. Yet because of Jesus, we are not wounded any longer over our sin. We have been healed.

Do you feel healed, wounded, or indifferent?

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