Having looked at Jesus’ obedience, we consider the other part of the price He paid: His sufferings. Just as His whole life was a life of obedience to His Father, so His whole life was a life of suffering to satisfy His Father’s justice. We consider four things:
Why did Jesus endure these things? It wasn’t because of any merit in us, but because He chose to love us purely out of His sovereign good pleasure. We are challenged to turn from all our sins, realizing from the character of Jesus’ sufferings just how abominable they are in the sight of God, and to be willing to humble ourselves and suffer, if we are called upon to do so, for the One who humbled Himself and died for us.