Bible Questions (7)

Our Bible question today comes from Jesus. He was dying on the cross. The pain in his body was terrible. Jesus is God, but Jesus was also a man. Jesus was willing to give up His life to pay the penalty for our sins.

Matthew 27:46 records a question that Jesus asked God while He was hanging on the cross. “About three o’clock Jesus cried out loudly, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ This means ‘My God, my God, why have you left me alone?’”

When Jesus was on the cross, He accepted the sins of all people. God is holy, and He cannot look at sin. So when Jesus took on our sins, God could not look at Him. But God was pleased with His Son. Jesus died and was buried. But on the third day, Jesus arose from the grave!

When Jesus was suffering on the cross, He asked God why He had to suffer. That encourages me. We all suffer, and we often wonder why God does not stop our suffering. But God loves us and understands our suffering. He always does what is best for us. When we pray and ask God to help us, He will give us strength and comfort.

Maybe you are suffering today. Remember that Jesus suffered, too. Ask God to give you His peace and love.