John 19

Do you think sin, our own and that of the worst sinners, deserves a punishment as intense as crucifixion?

After Pilate’s encounter and him not wanting any part of the event.  What was going through his mind especially after Jesus telling him, “You would have no authority over me at all, if it hasn’t been given you from above.”

Jesus was forced to wear warped symbols of royalty designed to humiliate him—a purple robe and a twisted crown of thorns. Though he truly was the king of the Jews, the people abused him verbally and physically. And yet, he did not reply to their mocking. He did not retaliate.

He willingly suffered and died as our substitute before God the Father so we could have the opportunity for an eternity with HIM!