Here, as Jesus is hanging, or crucified, from the cross of Calvary, many begin to pass by and make lots of accusations and slanderous statements. The one that really caught my eye was the one I just quoted from verse 30.
What got my attention was the fact that the rest of the world is still saying the same thing today. They don't want a Jesus that had to be crucified and die for their sins - they want a Jesus that came down from the cross, or better yet, never had to go to the cross to begin with. They are telling Jesus to do the very same thing they are trying to do for themselves: Save Thyself.
We cannot save our own selves. The Bible tells us that our righteousness, or good deeds and works, is nothing more than filthy rags. We must remember why Jesus did not come down from the cross and "save" Himself - so that we might be saved.