The Scourging at the Pillar

2nd Sor

Let us, bear with Christian fortitude whatever physical evil our moral perfection may require.

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  1. They had Jesus bound and handed Him over to Pilate. Pilate questioned Him, 'Are You the king of the Jews?' (Mark 15:1, 2)
  2. Jesus replied, 'Mine is not a kingdom of this world; but yes, I am a king.' (John 18:36, 37)
  3. 'I came into the world for this: to bear witness to the truth; and all who are on the side of truth listen to my voice.' (John 18:37)
  4. 'Truth?' said Pilate, 'What is that?; and with that he went out again to the Jews and said, 'I find no case against Him.' (John 18:38)
  5. 'So I shall have Him flogged and then let Him go.' Pilate then had Jesus taken away and scourged. (Luke 23:16; John 19:1)
  6. Despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows. (Isaiah 53:3)
  7. Harshly dealt with, He bore it humbly, like a lamb that is led to the slaughterhouse. (Isaiah 53:7)
  8. Yet He was pierced through for our faults, crushed for our sins. (Isaiah 53:5)
  9. Ours were the sufferings He bore, ours the sorrows He carried (Isaiah 53:4)
  10. On Him lies a punishment that brings us peace, and through His wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5)
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