Mockers do not make sense

Luke Bible Background

05.03.2017 – New Testament: Luke 23.35

To read the Bible in a year, read Luke 23.27–38 on May 3, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Mockers mock because they have no argument, but often in their mockery, they unwittingly state the truth. Think on what the Bible says the Jewish leaders said as they mocked Jesus on the cross,

And the people stood looking on. But even the rulers with them sneered, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ, the chosen of God” (Luke 23.35). 

They confessed that Jesus did save others, but then they believed that He could not save Himself, which in their minds meant that He was not the Christ, the chosen of God. If He could make the blind see, the deaf hear, the paralyzed walk, and the dead come back to life, then perhaps He allowed Himself to remain on the cross. Perhaps He had a reason for being on it, of which they did not know.

Truly, Jesus could have saved Himself, but then He would not have saved mankind.


  • What do you think about Jesus allowing Himself to be crucified?
  • What do those leaders think now?

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