Jesus was an innocent man. But He accepted the punishment for our sins. Jesus died for the wrong things that you and I have done. Was that fair?
No! It was unfair. Jesus was innocent. He never sinned. Jesus always obeyed God perfectly and completely. It was unfair that Jesus was ridiculed and beaten. It was unfair that Jesus was nailed to a cross and died in our place.
But Jesus didn’t come to earth to be treated fairly. He chose to be treated unfairly. Jesus chose to be ridiculed, beaten and crucified. Verses 7-8 of our Bible Reading tell us, “He gave up his place with God and agreed to be like a servant. He was born to be a man and became like a servant. And when he was living as a man, he humbled himself by being fully obedient to God. He obeyed even when that caused him to die. And he died on a cross.”
Jesus chose to do those things. Why? Because He loves us so much. Please accept Jesus’ love today. Ask Him to be your Savior and Lord of your life.