Crucifixion was the most shameful and painful way to execute a criminal. Roman citizens ordinarily were not crucified. In fact, crucifixion was never mentioned in polite society, so degrading was this form of capital punishment. Jesus was led outside the city to the place of execution.
“They stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him. And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand; and they knelt down before Him and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” They spat on Him, and took the reed and began to beat Him on the head. After they had mocked Him, they took the scarlet robe off Him and put His own garments back on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.” – Matthew 27:28-31
“Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate.” Hebrews 13:12
Jesus took all of this humiliation and pain without speaking or fighting back. His submission was not a sign of weakness; it was a sign of strength. Thanks to the Father and His supreme sacrifice of His Son for our sins, we can have everlasting life...