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2nd Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar

27 Feb

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2nd Sorrowful Mystery:  The Scourging at the pillar

“Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged.”  John 19:1

The fruit of the mystery is purity, and accepting the will of God.

They used a whip made of several strips of leather that were embedded at the ends with pieces of bone and lead.  No Roman limitation was placed on the number of lashings inflicted, and often the victim didn’t survive the flogging.  Jesus did.

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5

Every blow from that cruel whip was for my sake.  Every vicious tear in His flesh, every drop of precious blood that flowed was for my healing.  Every agonizing moment of pain He endured was to secure my peace.  His punishment, my freedom.

My impurities are not beaten out of me; they were beaten out of Him.

God deals with me gently and patiently, always with love.

I can’t even fathom the harsh treatment Jesus received in my stead.  He must have cried out in pain, but He never protested.  He never even tried to whisper a plea to the Father, “Stop!  Please stop!”

He would do anything to rescue a lost child.

Me.

You.

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Posted by on February 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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One response to “2nd Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar

  1. Bill Sr.

    March 1, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    “God deals with me gently and patiently, always with love.” Quite true!
    But we must remember His a “Divine” Love. A love that does not intrude upon you but rather calls you to the truth and purity needed for us to be worthy of the divinity in store for those who are willing to “love” Him.
    Peace to His people.

     

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