May 30th, 2017
An Answer For Pilate
John 19:7 (KJB) The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.
The Jewish men dug into the law for the sole purpose of finding a solid reason supporting the call for the death of Jesus Christ. Pilate rationalized with them saying Jesus Christ was innocent and not deserving of death. These men continued to insist according to the law that death was the only viable answer for dealing with this man who falsely professed to be the Son of God.
The Jews reason was that Jesus placed Himself in a place of importance and wrongly purported God was His Father. These men did not understand how such a huge bold faced lie could escape punishment by any governing official.
The Jews were ready to immediately hand Jesus over for his deserved death! They were trying to coax Pilate into seeing this situation through their own faulty observations rather than in the light of the Truth of God.
The Jews hoped to quiet the many questions and sense of fear swimming in the mind of Pilate about sentencing this man Jesus to death. Pilate himself was not comfortable with condemning Jesus to death.