Jesus – The Supreme Example of Love
Jesus gave us the supreme example of enduring love. Hell was what He suffered when He hung on the cross and took our sins on Himself. Not only did He experience separation from His Father, He also endured God’s full punishment for our sin.
This He did for you and I.
Two scriptures related to Jesus supreme act of love come to mind.
“He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).
Love “always perseveres” (1 Corinthians 13:7). It does not give up.
Jesus, the sinless Son of God, is the only One who has ever experienced the fierceness of God’s unbridled wrath against sin. We cannot begin to imagine the unspeakable horror that must have been to Him. “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 5:21). Because of His great love for us, Jesus was willing to endure our death sentence. He paid that price so that we can be made righteous.
Jesus is not frail. His love is not fragile. It’s stronger than anything in the universe, mightier than any evil force, powerful enough to hold Him on the cross. Doesn’t that prove how much He loves us?