We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:6, NIV 1984).
Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way. Some sat in darkness and the deepest gloom, prisoners suffering in iron chains. Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their iniquities. Others went out on the sea in ships; and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away. Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds. Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the LORD. (Psalms 107, selected verses, NIV 1984).
And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:11, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Sheep gone astray. Wanderers in desert wastelands. Lost in the darkness. Rebellious workers of iniquity. Tempest tossed, going down to the depths. Whatever metaphor or figure of speech we use, “that is what some of [us] were.” Were, completed past tense. Because of “His unfailing love,” “the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” As a result, some of us have been “washed,” “sanctified,” and “justified.” More than enough reason to “give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds.”
My Advice – If you are one of the “some.” If you are not, it would be “wise,” to “heed these things and consider the great love of the LORD.” Some could be all. Jesus paid the price for “the iniquity of us all.” But not all “consider,” not all “heed these things.” Still going astray, wandering about in the dark, rebellious. Buffeted by every wind of false doctrine the world system has to offer. “Prisoners suffering in iron chains” that they have forged themselves. Hanging on to iniquity. “That is what some of [us still are].” Continuing present tense, with no future. Be wise. Heed these things. Put your past behind. “Some of you were,” can be you.