In popular media, the death of Jesus is often portrayed as being this glorious moment. In paintings, Jesus is pictured as looking to the sky, wrapped in clean white linens, his skin unmarred and unblemished. Unfortunately, this sanitized image is far from reality.
The death of Jesus was not picturesque. It was a violent, abhorrent ordeal. Jesus was stripped naked, beaten, and forced to carry His own cross on His back. He was spit on and mocked by the people He came to save.
Historians tell us that crucifixion was one of the most painful, excruciating ways to die. And it certainly wasn’t instantaneous. Jesus suffered for hours, struggling to breathe and support the weight of His own body.
So what can we gain from all this knowledge? We can gain a better understanding of the depth of God’s love for us. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, left the glories of heaven for this purpose.
He willingly endured all of this pain and suffering for the sake of the world – even though we didn’t deserve it.
At any time, Jesus could have called down a legion of angels to rescue Him from death. But He didn’t.
Because God’s purpose from the very beginning has always been to rescue humanity from their sins. And the only way to do that was through the death of His perfect son. The death of Jesus shows us that God would stop at nothing to save those He loves.
Bible Verses About Jesus Death On The Cross
Matthew 26:59 – Now the chief priests, the elders, and the whole council sought false testimony against Jesus, that they might put him to death,
Matthew 27:1 – Now when morning had come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death.
Mark 14:55 – Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witnesses against Jesus to put him to death, and found none.
John 4:47 – When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and begged him that he would come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.
John 11:4 – But when Jesus heard it, he said, “This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, that God’s Son may be glorified by it.
John 11:13 – Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he spoke of taking rest in sleep.
John 18:32 – that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying by what kind of death he should die.
Romans 5:17 – For if by the trespass of the one, death reigned through the one; so much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:21 – that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 6:3 – Or don’t you know that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:2 – For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death.
2 Corinthians 4:10 – always carrying in the body the putting to death of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
2 Corinthians 4:11 – For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus may be revealed in our mortal flesh.
2 Timothy 1:10 – but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the Good News.
Hebrews 2:9 – But we see him who has been made a little lower than the angels, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God he should taste of death for everyone.
1 John 3:16 – By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
Isaiah 53:5 – But he was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his wounds we are healed.
John 11:25 – Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will still live, even if he dies.
John 10:17-18 – Therefore the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. 18 No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down by myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. I received this commandment from my Father.”
Colossians 2:14 – wiping out the handwriting in ordinances which was against us. He has taken it out of the way, nailing it to the cross.
Matthew 27:46 – About the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lima sabachthani?” That is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
Hebrews 2:14 – Since then the children have shared in flesh and blood, he also himself in the same way partook of the same, that through death he might bring to nothing him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
1 Corinthians 15:55 – “Death, where is your sting? Hades, where is your victory?”
John 5:21 – For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom he desires.