Today's Verse: 1 Peter 2:24

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

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

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

He bore our sins. He didn't just carry them; he suffered the penalty we deserved. His anguish was our healing. His suffering was our righteousness. How can we ever think of going back to sin after he suffered so much to bear its penalty?

My Prayer...

Holy God, how you could stand to see your precious Son under the weight of my sin, all sin, I will never understand. Thank you for such great a love and for being so great a God. There is none who can be compared to you, O God. Your greatness is beyond imagining and your love beyond my dreams. I will live today to your glory through Jesus who bore my sin so I could be your child. In the precious name of your Son I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of 1 Peter 2:24 — He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.