We have seen that the Lord chose to remain silent during the time that He was taken to the cross, even though He was able to speak and save Himself. When He did finally open His mouth, He was being nailed to the cross and during that time He prayed for the forgiveness of His tormentors. After that the cross was jolted upright and He settled in to the prolonged agony of this slow, painful form of execution. Sometimes we can be strong when a trial begins but as the time gets longer it is harder and harder for us to maintain our discipline. But what of the Lord? Did his self discipline remain as He hung and suffered for our sins or did it begin to fail. He remained completely sinless and continued to glorify the Father’s Name until the moment that He dismissed His Spirit and died.