It was a dark day. There was scheming behind closed doors. There was shouting and scorning from the crowds. And there was hateful physical cruelty. This is a description of the dark day in which Jesus was “Tried by sinful men, torn and beaten, then nailed to a cross of wood”. Why did this happen?
That dark day Jesus was crucified brought glory to God. How did the cross display the glory of God? In John 12:24-36 we learn about three ways in which God’s glory was displayed at the cross.
In Matthew 27 we have an account of a series of events that took place in the lead up to Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. One of the scenes we have in this chapter is the despicable and demeaning way the soldiers treated Jesus. To them, Jesus was just another criminal. Matthew records it as follows,
Many things in this world consume our minds and we can lead lives that are very busy leaving little time for contemplation. But this is damaging for us. Contemplation and consideration are important, especially when it comes to the things of God. The hymn writer Isaac Watts (1674-1748) wrote these amazing words in his hymn When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,