The Cross: MAT 27:26

Matthew 27:26  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 5
Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.
I want you to know what scourging is. The victim was stripped and tied in a bending posture to a pillar, or stretched on a frame. The scourge was made of leather thongs, weighted with sharp pieces of bone or lead, which tore the flesh of both the back and the breast. People sometimes died as a result. Jesus endured a scourging. But the price for sin was paid in the three hours of darkness on the cross - far worse than the scourging. Think about that today when you remember the Lord in His death.