Read Matthew 27:1-31 – This is hard. It’s hard to imagine this level of corruption as the religious authorities bully the governor to kill Jesus. It’s hard to swallow their callousness when Judas tried to undo his betrayal by returning the silver. Judas killed himself…. He was a disciple of Jesus Christ and sinned so harshly against him that he hanged himself. The religious leaders response is just sickening. :3-10
The people joined the religious leaders, shouting to crucify him, when Pilot made a last ditch effort to set Jesus free. And though it was Pilots responsibility to judge fairly, he instead gave in to mob justice, ordering Jesus flogged and crucified. :11-26
Beginning in :27 the soldiers mocked Jesus…. Why? Why? Why? It’s so cruel, yet it is the fulfillment of prophecy and just one more part of the cost Jesus was willing to pay.
My heart aches at these verses. Our silent Savior let these heinous things play out upon him. This is Jesus paying the cost of my sin and yours.
Beloved, let the weight of these verses sink in. This is love in action, his love for you. If there would have been any other way to reconcile us to the LORD, then these things would not have had to happen. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and no one gets to the Father except through him. (From John 14:6)