Jesus was sold as a slave’s death for 30 pieces of silver.
“But if the ox gores a slave, either male or female, the animal’s owner must pay the slave’s owner thirty silver coins, and the ox must be stoned.” – Exodus 21:32 NLT
Jesus came to be a servant to all. He called Himself the Son of Man. He died as a slave for mankind. He arose as victor over all death.
The Ox is the sinful nature of man that runs rampant. It’s unruly, impossible to control and will pierce right through you. Judas accepted the ransom on behalf of all fallen mankind. We are the ones who condoned Jesus’ death. We, in our sinful past, lead Christ to Calvary. We were slaves to sin and sin is what crucified Christ.
The Ox was to be stoned too but no one was able to capture it until Jesus came along. He fulfilled the Old Covenant, established a new one based on better promises, and stoned the old sinful part of man! Now the Ox has been dealt with and we can live free from chaotic shame and impossible laws. We’ve been set free from the bondage of sin and law and now live through the life of Christ Jesus as a child of God! Hallelujah!