Jesus Is Buried in a Rich Man’s Tomb

And they made His grave with the wicked—But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth – Isaiah 53:9.

5_jesus-down-crossJesus was placed on the cross between two thieves.  He was treated like a common criminal and those who wanted Him dead, expected Him to be buried in a common grave.  However, God, the Father had other plans.  We read in Mark 15:42-46 that Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member went to Pilate to ask for Jesus’ body.   It took great courage for this man whom Matthew said was a disciple of Jesus to ask for the body.  Pilate granted Joseph permission to take the body.  Once it was taken down, Joseph wrapped it in the fine linen he had bought.  He took the body and laid it in his own new tomb.

Jesus was buried in a rich man’s tomb just as the prophecy had said.  And this was due to the fact that even though He had taken on the sins of the world, wounded for our transgressions, He remained sinless.  Even when He was suffering on the cross, He said nothing against those who wanted Him dead.  Instead, He asked the Father to forgive them.

Jesus received a proper burial by a man who was willing to give up his grave for the Messiah who gave His life as a ransom for many.


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