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Jesus was 100% God and 100 % man – Philippians 2:5-11
It was the sinless human side along with the God of Him that willingly died on the cross.
Was it easy for Him?
Luke 22. 39-44 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. Also Matthew 26:39
Acts 3: 13 The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go. 14 You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. 15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. 16 By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.
From a human perspective He endured excruciating pain, a pain that is unimaginable for most of us. Not only that, He experienced rejection, abandonment, beatings that left Him unrecognizable as a human being. agony of death
Dr. D. A. Carson reminds us, “Within this cry of dereliction [abandonment], the horror of the world’s sin and the cost of our salvation are revealed.”
He tolerated it because of His love for us.