And let us learn from the story of the passion always to hate sin with a great hatred. Sin was the cause of all our Savior’s sufferings.
Our sins twisted the crown of thorns; our sins drove the nails into his hands and feet; on account of our sins his blood was shed.
Surely the thought of Christ crucified should make us loathe all sin.
As the Church of England Homily of Passion says so well:
“Let this image of Christ crucified be always printed in our hearts. Let it stir us up to the hatred of sin, and provoke our minds to the earnest love of Almighty God.”
~ from “The Sufferings of Christ” by J. C. Ryle in Jesus, Keep Me Near The Cross: Experiencing The Passion and Power of Easter, edited by Nancy Guthrie, pp. 59.