Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 18, 2019

Pilate

Filed under: Bible,God,God's Word,Jesus,Kingdo,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 7:21 pm

Matthew 27:24 24 When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!”  (NIV)

Let’s look at Pilate.  He has to report to Caesar on how he keeps peace in the country.  The crowd is in an uproar.  His wife has warned him not to have anything to do with Jesus.  He hasn’t heard any substantial evidence that Jesus is guilty of anything deserving of death.  He is confused.  He is scared.  It’s looking like the crowd might riot.  He gives way to the majority even when the facts don’t agree.  We believers and followers of Jesus are in the minority in today’s world.  Are we going to be as Pilate had the ability to stand firm for the innocence of Jesus?  He cowered to the majority.  Where are we in our willingness to stand strong on God’s Word?  Will we let others change the definition of marriage instituted by God?  Will we let others decree genders are optional?  Will we let others tell us we can’t pray, share our faith or read and quote the Bible?  Let’s not be as Pilate.  Let’s stand firm on the Word of God.

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