It Was Necessary For Us
“Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?” (Luke 24:26)
Luke spends a great deal of time emphasizing the spiritual necessity of the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. Our Savior must be a suffering one in order to triumph over our enemy because our enemy is sin, and the wages of sin are death (see Rom 6:23). The nature of our problem is one of suffering. Sin creates suffering. Suffering in this life, and without redemption, suffering in the next, too.
It was necessary for Jesus to suffer for us, not for Him. He was glorious beforehand, but to be our Christ (Christ means ‘chosen one’), He had to choose to carry our pain in our stead. He chose suffering for the glory of being crowned our King. He chose us, and He knew the cost to redeem us.
Jesus’ suffering was no accident – it was a voluntary suffering so that He might become the triumphing Messiah we needed. His resurrection is ours as well. He chose you, and the cross was the price.
Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites