Jerry Bridges writes,
How could God’s justice be satisfied when a perfectly innocent man suffers punishment on behalf of those who actually deserve it?
The answer is that Christ stood before God as our representative. He assumed responsibility for our obedience to the law of God, and he assumed the responsibility to render to God satisfaction for our obedience. All this because we are “in him,” that is, we are united to him in a representative way. (Who Am I?, Jerry Bridges, 23)
Our country spends a lot of time and energy on who we want to represent us in Washington D.C. How much more profitable is it to make sure that Christ is our representative before the throne of God?