John 19:1-3 Then Pilate had Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip. The soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they put a purple robe on him. "Hail! King of the Jews!" they mocked, as the slapped him across the face.
I don't know a person, not one single person that when they went to do something that they knew was wrong wouldn't stop in their tracks if they had to witness someone being flogged with a led-tipped whip, or slapped across the face... I truly believe that everyone I know including myself would say no no don't do that I won't commit this sin if you just wouldn't do that!!!... and if they committed a sin without being aware of it and then had to watch such a horror because of that sin wouldn't beg, literally beg for forgiveness of the person that endured such abuse because of their action... that wouldn't cry at the fact they were responsible for such abuse... yet we go about every day sinning, doing wrong and this is just what Jesus did for us... he took the abuse for our sin... this picture alone should make us all fall on the ground and beg forgiveness... it should make us all want to go forward and sin no more... if we would learn to put this picture in our head in association with doing wrong would we not do better?