“What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?” Pilate asked them. “Crucify him!” they shouted. Mark 15:12-13
Jesus had been taken into custody by the teachers of the law and was being tried. He was brought before Pilate to have Him judged. Pilate asked the people what the wanted to do with Jesus, and they replied that they wanted him crucified.
Extreme violence against someone is something that most people say they would never do. When someone goes on a mass killing spree, most people will demand that the person be caught and punished to fullest extent of the law.
It is very well documented in history that Jesus did exist and was a well-known teacher or prophet. It is also very well excepted that He was crucified on a cross. Very few people actually deny these things.
Looking at the scriptures, it shows that the people wrongfully judged and that the people were extremely violent against Him. Instead of just asking for jail time, the people wanted Jesus killed, in a violent manner.
Today many people say that they would never have yelled for Jesus to be crucified. They would not be willing to have Him killed, because they see Jesus as a good person. They also see themselves as a good person.
Most people are not violent physically and do not condone such behavior. Yet, every person is guilty of being violent towards Jesus. There is not a person on this earth that would not have called out the same words, “crucify Him!”
The reason this can be said, is that every person has sinned against God. No matter who you are or what you have done in your life, there has been times you have sinned against God.
Every time that you have sinned, you were also crying out, “crucify Him!”
Your sins and my sins are what put Jesus on that cross. Our sins is the reason why Jesus had to be crucified. You, along with everyone else is guilty of sin.
Jesus loved you enough to go to the cross for you. He paid the price for your sins, so that you can be forgiven.
Even though you have cried, “crucify Him,” you can be forgiven. Turn away from sin and towards Jesus and repent of your sins. Accept what He has done for you today.
I pray today that you will know why Jesus was crucified; that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you repent of any sins against God; and that you will tell others about Jesus.