“They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews.” they said. They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.”
- Jesus suffered and died so that we may live and glorify God. God extended His mercy, grace, and love, to us, despite the fallen nature of who we were. We should recognize and understand the punishment that Christ went through during His crucifixion.
Matthew 27:39 “And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads”
Matthew 27:41-42 “So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying, “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.”
Matthew 27:44 “And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way “