Read John 18:33-38.
On this night, Pilate served two roles: judge and politician. Unfortunately, those two roles rarely have the same end goal. One seeks justice. The other? Well, it depends on the integrity of the politician. Unfortunately, in Pilat’s case, he sought to preserve self.
When presented with the truth of Jesus, Pilate, the judge, wanted to release Him (John 19:4). When presented with the truth of Jesus, Pilate, the politician, wanted to please the crowds (Mark 15:15).
Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?”
So, what are we to make of this question? I believe Pilate really wanted to do the right thing. But the pull of popularity and self preservation were too strong.
But, for us, we can learn from Pilate’s mistake. We can submit to the King, being eternal members of His kingdom, which is not of this world. And, until He comes, let us proclaim His death.
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.
The Lord calls us around His table. As we gather, He commands us, “Do this in remembrance of Me” (1 Cor. 11:25). As I consider the great invitation to share in the blood and body of the Lord, I also share these thoughts with you. Perhaps, they will help you reflect.
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