“And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!” Philippians 2:8
Jesus chose to die in obedience to God. Jesus’ sacrifice was “once and for all” (Hebrews 10:10). God doesn’t ask this of his people. Persecuted Christians might die because of their refusal to deny their faith, but that’s not the same as Jesus choosing to sacrifice his life. When we consider the Cross, we see the greatest demonstration of God’s love. A love that has driven him to extraordinary lengths to make salvation freely available to everyone.