When investigating a death, investigators would come up with a short list of suspects. Historically, it can be proven that there was a man who lived and died by Roman execution via crucifixion. 

We are told that tens of thousands, if not hundreds, were crucified during the Roman era. At one point, there were 6,000 rebellious slaves were executed along the Appian Way around 73 BC.

So if you were to investigate who had Jesus executed, you’d have a short list.

Was it Judas who sold Jesus for 30 pieces of silver?
Was it the Pharisees and the religious leaders who were insecure and envious of Jesus’ popularity with the people?
Was it Pontius Pilate who had the last say?
Was it the Roman soldiers who implemented the execution?

The Apostle Paul wrote in Colossians 3:13-14,

“When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.”

We had a debt that we couldn’t pay.
Jesus paid a debt He did not owe.

His death was caused by our sins.
Each and every one of us is the reason why He was nailed to the cross. All have sinned and have fallen short of God’s glory. (Romans 3:23)

PRAYER:

Thank You, Jesus, for your sacrifice. We are the reason why You were nailed to the cross. For that, I am forever grateful. Thank You for the greatest act of love demonstrated in Calvary. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.

APPLICATION:
1. Thank God for what He has done.
2. Remember the time when you came to Christ and He saved you. It is always good to remind yourself of where you were and where He has brought you.
3. Pray for someone today to get to know Christ as his/her Lord and Savior.

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