Thursday, March 28, 2013

March 28

Greetings: God bless you this day!
This is day 5 on our journey to the cross and today we find
Jesus before Pilate. After the Garden, they moved on to the
mount of Olives, where the met Judas and the mob. After a
night of harassment , Jesus was brought before Pilate.

And straightaway in the morning the chief priest held a consultation
with the elders and the scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus,
and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate.
And Pilate asked him," Art thou the king of the Jews?"  And he answering said
unto him, "Thou sayest it." And the chief priest accused him of many things: but
he answered nothing. And Pilate asked him, again saying, "Answerest thou
nothing? Behold how many things they witness against thee." But Jesus answered
nothing; so that Pilate marveled.
And the multitude shouted, "crucify him."
But Pilate answered them, saying , "Will ye that I release unto you the king of the
Jews?" But the chief priest moved the people , that he should release Barabbas unto
them, And Pilate answered and said, "What will ye then that I shall do unto him
whom ye call the king of the Jews?
And they cried out again "Cruficy him!"
Mark 15: 1-5, 8-9, 11-13

What a mock of a trial, Pilate clearly believed that Jesus was innocent, in fact his wife had
a dream,  about Jesus and wrote Pilate a note to warn him not to have anything to do with
this mock trial. But Pilate, being of weak character, was afraid of the mob of important Jews,
that could put an end to his career. He washed his hands before them, as if that would
cleanse him of his guilt.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

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