And they that passed by railed on Him, wagging their heads, and saying, “Ah, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save Thyself, and come down from the cross.”
Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, “He saved others; Himself He cannot save. Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe.” And they that were crucified with Him reviled Him. Mark 15:29-32
We have three examples in the text above of how the wicked responded to the death of Jesus on the cross.
Number one, was those who passed by.
Number two, was those who were the priests and religious leaders in Israel.
Number three, was those other two men who were crucified with Him; one on His right, and the other on His left.
Will you just continue on your way passing by the One who was nailed to that cross for the forgiveness of your sin? Will you continue in your sin of rejection of your only hope for eternity?
Will you, O you who have great educational degrees; PHD’s and MDivs; or whatever degree you may have; thinking you are more intelligent than our Creator; will continue to mock and blaspheme His name and then burn in Hell?
Will you who are condemned to die deride, continue in your blasphemy and ridicule of the name of the One who died for you? One of the men who died with Jesus on the cross, awhile later cried out to Jesus, “Remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” Jesus responded and said, “Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:42-43
What is your response to the death of Jesus? Will you respond to His love and grace, or will you continue in your wicked, evil way?