The Big Read – Daily Read
v16-21: “He wore the crown of thorns that we had deserved, so that we could wear the crown of glory that he merited.”
v22-32: As He hung on the cross God proclaimed Christ as king of Israel with the placard set above His head. “Whenever we look to Christ crucified, we must remember the title over his head, that he is a king, and we must give ourselves to be his subjects, as true Israelites.”
v33-41: The fire of God’s wrath that would fall on us if God is not pacified fell on Christ.
v42-47: Pilate made sure that Jesus was dead, “so that no one could claim that Christ was buried alive and thereby cast doubt on the truth of his resurrection; and this was determined so fully that the objection was never put forward.”
Quotes from Matthew Henry’s Commentary.
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