Save Yourself

Save Yourself

Mark 15:29-30 ........Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, "So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days,

30......come down from the cross and save yourself!"

If you listen carefully, behind the voice of the people shouting abuse
at Jesus, you can hear the voice of Satan mocking God's Son. Notice how
similar these words are to the words of Satan when he tempted Jesus at
the beginning of his ministry: "Then the Devil took him to Jerusalem,
to the highest point of the Temple, and said, 'If you are the Son of
God, jump off! For the Scriptures say, He orders his angels to protect
you'" (Matt. 4:5-6). Jesus had refused to use his power and identity as
a means for self-protection. From the beginning of his ministry to the
Cross he used his power and his identity as the Son of God to help and
bless others. He will not be tortured, ridiculed, and mocked into an
abuse of his power or of his position. He didn't come to save himself,
but to give himself as a ransom. He allowed nothing to stop him from
his mission. He had the power to preserve himself, but he loved you and
me too much to come down from that Cross until his work here was

The ONLY sacrifice that was perfect, was our Father's SOn, and he will always be the only perfect sacrifice.