XXXIV. Are we not all implicated?

MATT, xxvii.
21. “Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with
Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let
Him be crucified.”

I. HERE we have the basis of a tremendous indictment
against human nature.
1. Human nature does not know good. If it had, it
would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
2. Human nature hated goodness in its most attractive
form.
3. Humanity is guilty of the utmost possible folly,
because in crucifying Jesus it crucified its best friend.
4. Human nature destroyed its best instructor.
5. Human nature submitted to the insolent tyranny of
the priests.
6. Human nature was guilty of craven cowardice in
striking one who would not defend Himself.
II. Let me shut the door against some self-righteous
disclaimers.
” I should not have done so.” Of whom wast thou born,
but of a woman, as they were.
” I would have spoken for Him.” Yes, and dost thou
speak for Him now?
What have you done already? Have you sneered at
the Gospel? Have you rejected it? Are you ignorant
of it?
Have you ever doubted His power and His willingness
to save?
For believers—oh what a sorrow to think we stabbed
our Friend to the heart If we have crucified Him—let us
resolve to crown Him.
Charles H. Spurgeon