We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
~ 2 Corinthians 5:20,21
The Bible teaches that when Jesus suffered, he had done nothing to deserve it: Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:4-6)
Jesus’ life had been perfect, and people should have honored him for that. Instead, they were brutal to him. His suffering even went as far as suffering hell when he died on the cross. His suffering was the suffering that we deserve to go through, but never will because Jesus was our substitute. Jesus suffered hell, and now gives us heaven through faith in him!
Prayer: Lord God, reconcile me to you so that I share the righteousness of Jesus, my Savior. Amen.