11 April 2017

God's Word for Tuesday, 4/11

This is the kind of life you’ve been invited into, the kind of life Christ lived. He suffered everything that came his way so you would know that it could be done, and also know how to do it, step-by-step. He never did one thing wrong, not once said anything amiss. They called him every name in the book and he said nothing back. He suffered in silence, content to let God set things right. 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. You were lost sheep with no idea who you were or where you were going. Now you’re named and kept for good by the Shepherd of your souls.

1 Peter 2:24 MSG

10 comments:

PeteForester1 said...

I wish I had the perfect faith of Christ. Alas; I'm just a man, sorely in need of His overflowing grace...

Rev. Paul said...

As are we all, Pete, especially me. But praise God: He pours out His grace with abundance, over and above anything we could imagine!

LindaG said...

Thank you, Lord, for being strong when I am weak.

Rev. Paul said...

Amen!

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

I wish I was better at suffering. I do not take it well.

Rev. Paul said...

TB, no one likes it, of course. What I've found to help me is, to thank God for His promises while I'm in it, and keep reminding myself that He has me in His hands. And that reinforces my faith in Him to provide the victorious outcome.

Suz said...

This is the one time when it is good to be a sheeple :)

Rev. Paul said...

Absolutely, Suz. "Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me." For they're there to protect & guide us. :)

Old NFO said...

Worth remembering every day!

Rev. Paul said...

Amen!