Ever wonder why you can't control your anger? It's because there is a deadly animal inside you, tearing you apart. It's that part of you that says things that deeply hurt the people you love even though you don't really want to hurt them.
It's whatever produces the dark side of you - the bitterness, self-destructive thoughts, adulterous inclinations, and the anger. This is the side of you that you hate. The people you love hate it and God hates it, but you seem powerless to fight it off.
Jesus describes exactly who this animal is. He said in John 8:34, "Everyone who sins is a slave to sin." Sin is this untamable monster inside of us and the Bible is very blunt when it describes what this animal will ultimately do to us. "Sin when it is full grown gives birth to death." The wild animal of sin is a killer. It can kill your relationships, self-respect, reputation, future, and ultimately it can take you to hell.
You're helplessly at the mercy of this killer animal except that someone intervened - someone who loves you like no one has ever loved you. In God's own words in 1 John 4:10, "This is love, not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sin."
God knew that you could not survive the fury of this animal called sin, so Jesus turned all the fury of the animal on Himself when He died on the cross. The death He took on Himself wasn't just physical; it was the agony of an eternal hell. The amazing part is that He lives today and He has won the fight!
This incredible rescue could reach you this very day at the moment you put all your trust in this Savior to be your Savior. You know the power and the fury of the animal of sin. It's time you experienced the rescue of the One who loved you so much that He willingly turned the fury of sin on Himself.