He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.1 Peter 2:22-25
This passage is one that I always find something new each time I read it. Today, the Holy Spirit freshly showed me, “when he suffered, he did not threaten.” This is so exceedingly difficult for me. When I am wronged, my mind quickly compiles every known threat ever uttered, and they all want to spew out of my mouth. I thank God that rarely do I say them, and I am immediately convicted by my Savior when I do. I pray that you remain aware of Christ’s example and are free from this weakness.