As day comes before night, revelation comes before application. Jesus reveals both the pathway of the Christ and for those who choose to follow Him. Jesus says, ‘follow me to my cross and you will see the glory of the Lord.’
We live in a world driven by self will. Humanity’s self will is to oppress others, so that self can be raised up. To take from others, so that self will receive. To shame others, so that self will be honoured. Humanity’s self will or flesh cries out, ‘someone has to pay for all this injustice.’ Behold the man!