1 Peter 2:24 - Christ Died For Us So We Could Live For Him - Now & Forever.
1 Peter 2:24 - Christ Died For Us So We Could Live For Him - Now
1 Peter 2:24 (NIV) 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 (NCV) Christ carried our sins in his body on the
cross so we would stop living for sin and start living for what is
right. And you are healed because of his wounds.
1 Peter 2:24 (NLT) He personally carried our sins in his body on
the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right.
By his wounds you are healed.
1 Peter 2:24 (EAV) He personally bore our sins in His [own] body
on the tree [as on an altar and offered Himself on it], that we
might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness. By His
wounds you have been healed.
1 Peter 2:24 (CWR) He let them crucify Him, not only to pay for
our sins, but also that we might die to sin and live for God as He
did. It is by His wounds and suffering that you have been healed.
1 Peter 2:24 (MSG) He used his servant body to carry our sins to
the Cross so we could be rid of sin, free to live the right way. His
wounds became your healing.
1 Peter 2:24 (TLB) He personally carried the load of our sins in
his own body when he died on the cross so that we can be finished
with sin and live a good life from now on. For his wounds have healed
Christ had no sin of His own (2 Cor. 5:21), but came to bear our
sins (Matt. 1:21; John 1:29; 1 Cor. 15:3; Gal. 1:4; cf. DA 25). [SDA
Christ died for 'our' sins, in 'our' place, so we would not have
to suffer the punishment we deserve. This is called substitutionary
atonement. [Life Application SB]
The truths of the gospel are that man is a sinner and that he
must in some way meet the demands of God's righteous judgment against
him. The answer to the dilemma is that Christ bore our sins in His
own body on the cross. Through this suffering of humiliation and
death, we are spiritually healed. [Believer's SB]
Being dead i.e. "to dismiss from one's mind," "to depart from."
Christ's death was designed to provide for more than forgiveness of past
sins. The ultimate cleansing of the life from every sinful practice
was the goal of His earthly mission. He came to save His people
"from their sins" (Matt. 1:21; 1 John 1:9). [SDA Bible Commentary]
The Cross of Christ is the revealed truth of God's judgment on
sin. Never associate the idea of martyrdom with the Cross of Christ.
It was the supreme triumph, and it shook the very foundations of
hell. There is nothing in time or eternity more absolutely certain and
irrefutable than what Jesus Christ accomplished on the Cross--He made it
possible for the entire human race to be brought back into a
right-standing relationship with God. He made redemption the foundation of
human life; that is, He made a way for every person to have fellowship
The Cross was not something that happened to Jesus--He came to
die; the Cross was His purpose in coming. He is "the Lamb slain from
the foundation of the world" (Revelation 13:8). The incarnation of
Christ would have no meaning without the Cross. Beware of separating
"God was manifested in the flesh ..." from "... He made Him ... to be sin
for us ..." (1 Timothy 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:21). The purpose of the
incarnation was redemption. God came in the flesh to take sin away, not to
accomplish something for Himself. The Cross is the central event in time
and eternity, and the answer to all the problems of both.
The Cross is not the cross of a man, but the Cross of God, and
it can never be fully comprehended through human experience. The
Cross is God exhibiting His nature. It is the gate through which any
and every individual can enter into oneness with God. But it is not
a gate we pass right through; it is one where we abide in the life
that is found there.
The heart of salvation is the Cross of Christ. The reason
salvation is so easy to obtain is that it cost God so much. The Cross was
the place where God and sinful man merged with a tremendous
collision and where the way to life was opened. But all the cost and pain
of the collision was absorbed by the heart of God. [My Utmost for
His Highest by Oswald Chambers]
According to Gallup surveys, confirmed by other polls taken
over the past fifteen years, 33 percent of all Americans over age
eighteen indicate they are evangelical or "born again" Christians. That
translates into 59 million Christians, or one in every three adults, who
experienced a turning point in their lives as they made a personal
commitment to Jesus Christ.
This information should grip us with terror. It means that the
greatest revival in history has so far been impotent to change society.
It's revival without reformation. It's a revival which left the
country floundering in spiritual ignorance. It's a change in belief
without a corresponding change in behavior....
How did the building blocks of the gospel become glued
together with the cement of self-centeredness? The American gospel has
evolved into a gospel of addition without subtraction. It is the belief
that we can add Christ to our lives, but not subtract sin. It is a
change in belief without a change in behavior. It is a spiritual
experience without any cultural impact. It is revival without reformation,
The proof of religious conversion is to demonstrate that we
have both added a relationship with Christ and that we have
subtracted sin (repentance). And we multiply proof to a weary world by what
we do-our deeds, our obedience. What we do must confirm what we
say. Our deeds are the proof of our repentance....
A changed life is one that has added Christ and subtracted
sin, that attracts a world weary of worn-out words. Obedience is the
proof. by Patrick Morley
SPECIAL MUSICAL LINKS ON THE CROSS:
The Old Rugged Cross... by The Gaither Vocal Band
The Old Rugged Cross by Loretta Lynn
Sinner Saved By Grace by The Gaither Vocal Band
More Than Wonderful by Sandi Patty & Larnelle Harris