Wednesday, November 2, 2011


November 2, 2011
The Life of Jesus; read today:  Jesus lead from Caiaphas to Praetorium; John 18:28

ABP: John 18:28. Then they led  Jesus from  Caiaphas unto the praetorium. And it was morning; and they did not enter into the praetorium, that they should not be defiled; but that they should eat the passover.

It is interesting that they would sentence a man to death is such a way.  They did not want the blood on their own hands, so they took Him to the Roman leaders. More importantly they wanted to keep themselves pure so that they could eat the Passover meal, the very thing that Jesus was a symbol of.

Most interesting to me is that they wanted to do it in such a respectable way. When we read the book of Acts, we see that stoning was common as they did it to Stephen and many of the new converts.  So why could they not do it here?  They wanted to make sure that Jesus had the most horrible death possible.He was to put to shame so that His story would be discredited.

In life we will face many challenges from many people. They will try to discredit us.  Just keep moving forward. Like Jesus, in the end you will be vindicated.

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Read for next time: Remorse of Judas; Matthew 27:1-10 Acts 1:16-20