Job suffered, but he was a sinner.
David suffered, but he was a sinner.
Jesus suffered AND I WAS THE SINNER!
Job 30:20-21 Job tells of his suffering:
I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me;
I stand up, and You turn Your attention against me.
You have become cruel to me;
With the might of Your hand You persecute me.
Psalms 22:1-6 David tells of the suffering of Christ:
My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?
Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning.
O my God, I cry by day, but You do not answer;
And by night, but I have no rest...
But I am a worm and not a man,
A reproach of men and despised by the people.
Only Jesus suffered for the sins of others. Only Jesus was really forsaken by God. Only the suffering of Jesus paid for the sins of others . Only Jesus had no sin of His own.
Thank you Jesus for suffering for me. I love you because you first loved me. Thank you for taking my place in death. There is no love like your love at any time in all eternity or in any place in all the universe.
For me to live is Christ.