The first thing we read, then, of this man is that he was a reviler

of Christ.

You would think that he would be doing something else at such a time

as that; but hanging there in the midst of torture, and certain to

be dead in a few hours, instead of confessing his sins and preparing

to meet that God whose law he had broken all his life, he is abusing

God's only Son. Surely, he cannot sink any lower, until he sinks

into hell!