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Online Bible Verses - 1 Peter 2:24: by His wounds we have been healed

Updated on October 22, 2012

“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

1 Peter 2:24

The God of the Bible is One who deals in absolutes. Step 1, to evaluate and decide whether one believes that scripture is God breathed.

If not, throw it out and move on with life. Embrace a belief system, even if that means embracing nothing at all.

If so, then give it full consideration, realizing the first group of absolutes are assigned by God to Himself, so we can get a semi-grip on His nature. To make it simple, He is perfect. I would say absolutely perfect, but that might be considered redundant as perfection implies absolute. From perfect, we might then expound and assign the following additional complementary characteristics (actually He did it first in His word):

Righteous, Loving, Graceful, All knowing, Omniscient, All powerful.

Given the above, He can define what is good and what is not. And, as He gave us the gift of free will, it came about that we, after a short time in existence, decided that our own idea of right was best. Put another way, opposition to God’s will for us became a reality. That opposition defined as sin.

The sin issue, then, became man’s dilemma; and God provided a solution. That being, He Himself would assume accountability for it on our behalf.

Today’s verse covers that theme, which is truly what the Bible is all about. That event, followed by a resurrection which validated it. And we see many chapters and verses throughout which prepare for, foreshadow, predict, record and link it to future events. The Bible is a very big book, but it all points to a single name and what that He did for us.

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