The Cross Part 6

6. Jerusalem, that place so highly favored for religious privileges, had a way of its own; and if God's way, did not bend to it, it would murder and crucify His messengers. Summing up Jerusalem's state, and marking the serving disciple's portion from it, He says, " Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify" (Matt. 23:3434Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: (Matthew 23:34)); that is, be so far gone as to use Gentile cruelties toward, God's servants. And this, too, said of Jerusalem.