Updated: Nov 20, 2020
In 1 Peter 2:21-25 the Apostle tells us why and to what we have been called. He declares:“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. 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.” For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.”
What does this mean for our calling as Christian believers today?
1. We are called because Christ suffered for us:
Peter tells us that He suffered for us as our substitute, to take our place. Jesus is our sin-bearer, demonstrating such amazing grace to those of us who are saved.