Who is Jesus? (8)
Bible Reading: Luke 23:1-24
Thursday 6 August 2020 © The Upper Room.
Jesus was arrested and taken to trial by a whole group of Jewish leaders. These people wanted to kill Jesus. They brought Him to Pilate.
Pilate wondered why the Jews wanted to kill Jesus. In verses 14 and 15 of our Bible Reading, Pilate said, “You brought this man (Jesus) to me. You said that he was trying to change the people. But I judged him before you all. I found no wrong that he had done. Jesus is not guilty of the things you say. Also, Herod found nothing wrong with him...Jesus has done nothing wrong. He should not be killed.”
Why didn’t Pilate judge Jesus guilty? Because Jesus was perfect! Jesus had never sinned. He was innocent. But the people wanted Jesus killed! Pilate finally handed Jesus over to soldiers. They took Him away to be crucified on a cross.
This is a sad story! But the Good News is that this was all part of God’s plan to save us. Jesus died on the cross to free us from our sins. Praise God today for His perfect plan! —CPE*
Job 42:2 “Lord, I know you can do everything. You make plans, and nothing can change or stop your plans.”
PRAYER: God, thank You for Your perfect plan. In Jesus’ name. Amen.