April 13th, 2017
The Leadership Gathered
Matthew 26:3 (KJB) Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas.
This verse describes an ancient “meeting of the minds.” This gathering was a conglomeration of minds led instinctively by dark and evil leaning hearts. These men were spiritually closed to things of God and open wide for following the darkness of the god of this world.
The chief priests, the scribes, and the elders gathered near the palace of Caiaphas. They began to conspire how to go about killing Jesus. They had no eternal view of Him or understood His place in this world. Their verdict was swift and unanimous, death to Jesus! Though they had no real evidence of any wrongdoing or any crime warranting His physical death, they just desired it be so in their evil hearts.
They began to assemble plans to arrest Jesus and bringing about His death without having to deal with an uproar or unruliness from a large crowd gathered for observing the feast at hand.
These were plans of man; however, God would allow them to come pass, per His will ushering in the physical death of Jesus Christ and bringing in the possibility of living forever through faith! God was not surprised at plans for bringing death to Jesus in this world.