2 Corinthians 5:21a
“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf”
separation is not always good especially when it comes into relations.
sin always create a separation in relations. we see that in the garden of Eden when Adam & Eve were permanently banished from there. we also see it when the glory of the Lord departs from the temple in Jerusalem when the people of Judah’s sin became so intolerable.
and it was that kind of a separation that satan wanted to create between God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ in the wilderness when Jesus was taken there to be tempted. the tempter there was no lesser demon or spirit but the devil, the father of evil himself. the devil in his fullness of evil tried everything in his capacity to cause our Lord Jesus Christ to sin and thereby create a separation between Father God and our Lord Jesus Christ who were bonded together throughout eternity.
the devil couldn’t do it. but ur sin and my sin did it. God made Him who knew no sin, our Lord Jesus Christ, to be sin on our behalf. and when the Lord Jesus Christ bore that sin on the cross, Father God poured out his wrath on it and as a result there was separation. that is why Jesus cries out, “My God, My God why hast thou forsaken me?” that was the graveness of our sin. the Lord Jesus Christ drank that cup of wrath to the very last drop. at the same time the picture of the cross reminds us of the abundance of Gods love, mercy and grace. thank God for that.