For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in his steps. “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” When he was abused, he did not return abuse; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were going astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls. (1 Peter 2:21-25, NRSV)
He committed no sin and no deceit was found in Him…
Well I guess that counts me out!
I have sinned and as much as I try not to, I still do.
I have also been deceitful… As much as I try not to I am human and do not always do what I should…
But He was our example to follow in His footsteps. God knew we could not do it. He knew we needed an example to follow because the prophets were not making any headway and we were just not getting it.
Christ came to show us how to live, knowing we could not do it, but lived as an example to help us live the way God created us to be.
So endure and stay the course! He is always with us loving us even when we fall short, and always there to show us a better way!