Apples of Gold - December 13 |

Hunt, Dave

The Scriptures tell us that Christ had to suffer for our sin: “Ought not Christ to have suffered these things?” (Luke:24:26); “Christ also hath once suffered for sins” (1 Peter:3:18). But how and when did He suffer? His suffering at the hands of man could not pay the penalty demanded by God’s infinite justice. He was punished by the Father for our sins. As He hung on the Cross, the Father “laid on him the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah:53:6). The Bible says, “It pleased the Lord to bruise him” (Isaiah:53:10). Surely, it was the contemplation of being made sin for us—not just having nails driven into His hands and feet—that caused Him to sweat like great drops of blood in the Garden and to cry out, “If it be possible, let this cup pass from me.” How could Christ, in the few hours He spent on the Cross, suffer God’s eternal wrath? He is infinite. That is how.

"And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver."


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