The Kitchen Table
He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth
1 Peter 2:22
A cross without a body is just a cross and a cross of punishment is a whole different thing than a cross of passion. Jesus hung on that cross for our sin out of a passion for us to receive the punishment due us. He was and is perfect and we were not. Yet because He took our place on that tree for our sin, we are forgiven. There was punishment on that cross but not for His sin but for our sin. That’s how suffering and sacrifices work. We accept the punishment so that others can experience the passion. It’s not about enabling others to sin but enabling others to leave sinful lives. Jesus showed us the way. It’s something we do because it’s something He did for us.