He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tr…

He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. “By His stripes you are healed.” For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.…1 Peter 2:21-25 That’s what Jesus did for us. Jesus bore the punishment that you and I deserve. If Jesus had not willingly endured unjust suffering, we would have remained lost in our sin. Instead, Jesus bore our sins on the cross. He actually died in order to pay the penalty for our sinful actions. He became our substitute, dying the death we deserved. The wounds—the suffering—of Jesus are the means by which we are healed—forgiven by God for our sins.