We live our lives as testimony to the Living God. Everything we do if in full display to God.
Our best testimony is found in our reactions. Do we trust the God who preserved the early church.
verse 24: who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
For motivation for living the Jesus way, we need only to look at the cross.
When seized by temptation- look to the cross.
When angered by the words of enemies- look to the cross
When bearing the pain of illness and weakness- look to the cross.
Lord, brand me with your great sign of grace.