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What To Do?

As the Jews prepared for Passover, the priests were on a mission to get rid of Jesus. They saw Jesus as a false teacher and a threat. As the Jewish priests petitioned Pilate to have Jesus crucified, Jesus didn’t give a single answer to the accusations made against Him. This interested Pilate. He brought Jesus into the palace and questioned him. Jesus acknowledged that He was a king, but His kingdom and purpose was beyond anything Pilate was familiar with.

“In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me,” Jesus said in John 18:37.

Pilate recognized the truth. As he spoke with the priests again, he asked a pivotal question. “What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” After much petition, threats and an unstoppable uproar, Pilate gave Jesus over to be crucified.

Every day we face the same dilemma Pilate had. As Jesus shows His truth, we are faced with the question, “What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate recognized the truth, but rejected out of fear of what others would say and do. Jesus’ life, death and resurrection are all for the purpose of our undeserved salvation. What will you do?

Reflect:

  • Who do you believe Jesus is? How does that affect the way you live?
  • Do your actions demonstrate submission to Jesus or the world around you?

The team filming at Ecce Homo arch, the place Pilate pronounced judgment against Jesus

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