In this we are reminded that Christ became “maximus peccar,” the supreme sinner, and bore the wages of sin. He not only suffered extreme torment, but he met the full penalty that was intended for man's disobedience.
One may wonder why it was necessary that all this happen to our Lord. Some who are of an atheistic stripe have said that this amounts to nothing other than a grotesque God because He has His own Son killed.
Yet we must remember that this is necessary for salvation. The justice of God had to be appeased. The penalty of sin is death and it was incumbent upon Christ to pay that penalty in the full if redemption was to be provided.