A Short Study of Acts 3:15
“And killed the Prince of life whom God raised from the dead.”
Did they merely kill a great prophet, a good man or a kind miracle-worker? Jesus of Nazareth was infinitely more. Peter identified Him as being “the Prince of life.”
Who died on that cross? Who was murdered? Who was killed? Who was nailed to a Roman cross to die in agony and blood? They “killed the Prince of life!” He died at the hands of wicked men, but by the appointment of Yahweh, and by His death, vile sinners were redeemed back to God and shall live forever.
This is matchless love indeed! “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1st John 4:10). Satan wreaked his heinous wrath in stirring up the hearts of the ungodly who “killed the Prince of life,” but by the death of Christ the enemy of our souls has been mortally wounded. Sin did its worst and showed its venom against Christ, but by the sacrifice of Himself He washed away the sins of His people.
The law and justice of God, which must slay the guilty, exacted from our Saviour the full redemption price for His people and was completely satisfied in His death. All hail to the Prince of life! He died and as a result, all for whom He died shall live forever with Him!