Why did He go through with it?


Why did Jesus endure such violent rejection—insulted, spat on, savagely flogged—then executed like a common criminal?

To fulfill prophecy. When Peter defended His Master from arrest, Jesus ordered him to sheathe his sword. “How then will the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say that it must happen this way?” (Matthew 26:54).

To do the Father’s will. He did not want to go through with it, yet yielded His own will to His Father’s (Matthew 26:36-46).

Because He loved us. “We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us . . .” (1 John 3:16).

To set an example. He wanted to show us how to endure unjust treatment patiently, without retaliating, trusting God for the outcome (1 Peter 2:18-23).

He had His reasons.


Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/

Please share this post!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s