Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer.
By just reading history we would trace the death of Jesus to the hatred of Jewish leaders and to fickle Roman leaders. The crime and sin of Jesus’ death lies at the feet of humankind.
But when we read the Bible with eyes of faith, we see the solemn decree of God fulfilled by men who were ignorant but guilty (see Acts 2:23).
Jesus Christ did not die to make God loving. He died because God was loving. Christ was sent into the world by His Father as the consequence of the Father’s affection for His people.
Underneath the Church are the everlasting arms; but underneath Christ there are no arms at all.