Matthew 27:38-44

38 Two rebels were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads 40 and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!” 41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. 42 “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. 43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” 44 In the same way the rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.

One response to “Matthew 27:38-44

  1. Insults and taunts. More humility by the Lamb. God did not want to bring salvation in overthrow and with a conquering army of angels. He had a plan, and His plan was to shed the bled of the only worthy Lamb. He knew that only the blood of His Son would sate His wrath and provide a bridge for us back to the Father.

    Those who taunted and challenged Him were benefiting from the very one that they taunted and His refusal to answer their challenges while obeying the Father made a way for them, and us to be redeemed.

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