Jesus And His Enemies (Part 2)

It is difficult to relate to the suffering of Jesus. He was sent by God to die on the cross. There was no other way the world could be saved from sin.

When His time came to die he set an incredible example by praying for those who were crucifying him (Luke 23:34) but why did he ask the Father to forgive them?

Read about Jesus suffering in 1 Peter 2:21-24.   He was willing to suffer even though He deserved none of the mistreatment He received.  What comforted Him in His suffering?

What does Romans 5:8-10 teach us about Jesus and His love for His enemies?



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2 Responses to Jesus And His Enemies (Part 2)

  1. Mary K

    Jesus said that His muderers didn’t know what they were doing. I’ve always found this interesting in that above all others the Jewish leaders saw the miracles and should have understood prophecy. So, I’m wondering if He meant that they didn’t understand that by following through with this massacre they were complicit in bringing salvation to the world…and for that their actions should be forgiven.

    Peter relied on God’s justice.

    Jesus loved us when we were still sinners.

  2. Jimmy

    I always took it to be the Roman soldiers in particular that Jesus prayed for and about whom He said “they do not know what they are doing”. I think the immediate context might bear that out. It is likely the Roman soldiers truly did not know what they were doing – they were just carrying out the orders to crucify three criminals.

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