A Greater agony than the Cross
The physical suffering Jesus experienced on the cross is hard enough to grasp. But there was an even greater agony he experienced on the cross: Jesus who was sinless, was polluted with the sins of the world. Not only that, but why he hung there, he was rejected by God the Father and suffered his wrath against the all the sins of the world!
Jesus was and continues to be, almighty God! He is part of the truine godhead: Father, Son and Spirit. In his great love he laid aside the exercise of his divine power and while continuing to be God, he took on human existence to live life just as we do, with all its trials and agony. He suffered on the cross as a flesh and blood human being.
On the cross, the unthinkable happened.
The Bible says, Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of God, bore our sins in his body on the cross and was rejected by God the Father with whom he had had fellowship with for all eternity up to this point. This is why Jesus cried out from the cross, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me." This was his greatest agony. Jesus drank the full cup of God's wrath against all the sins of the world, past present and future. Jesus was utterly rejected and forsaken and cursed by God the Father for the sins of the world. But there was a reason for this.
The Bible says that he who knew no sin became sin for us so that in him, so that we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). On the cross, God the Father turned his back on Jesus for the first time in eternity. Jesus had become sin and God who is holy, poured out his wrath against all the sins of the world on Jesus Christ. Can you even begin to imagine what that must have been like. This was to bring divine justice for the sins we had committed, which had to be paid for. On the cross, God's perfect justice was brought to bear on Jesus Christ. He did this not just to satisfy justice (because God is Holy), but so that all who look to the cross, repent of their sin and put their faith in Jesus (God in the flesh) and his death as payment for their sin, might be forgiven and have eternal life. Through repentance and faith in the risen Christ you can be forgiven from your sin and saved from damnation to eternal hell.
On the cross, justice and mercy were done.
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