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What To Do With Jesus

"Pilate said to them, 'Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called the Christ?' " (Matt.27:22).

In today's verse, Jesus is standing before Pilate, the Roman governor, after being interrogated by Him. Pilate asked the question while sitting on the judgement seat in front of the people. His wife had sent a rather ominous message to him, telling him to have nothing to do with that righteous Man, because of a dream she had that night. He did have some choices. If someone would ask us the same question today, what shall I do with Jesus who is called the Christ, we would have choices too. Pilate's choice placed the ruler in a fearful dilemma. It was a perilous responsibility to face, and one that Pilate sought to escape. He was conscious of the innocence of Jesus, but their were weightier influences pulling against his releasing Him... It was natural for Pilate to seek the good will and popularity of his subjects, as a religious frenzy had swept the multitudes off balance. The excited mob cried for His blood. He tried to play the innocent martyr by washing his hands of the matter, but in the end, he had Jesus flogged and handed Him over to be crucified.... 2,000 years ago, this was a political question when asked by Pilate, but today is a moral and living question that must be answered daily. This week, we will try to look at this question that still agitates the world today as it did Pilate and the mob when it was initially asked. Christ was born, lived, taught, and died. The issue is clear-cut... We must either confess Him with all of its glorious rewards, or deny Him with all its terrible consequences... Christ cannot be compromised, as in every religious and moral action, His teachings loom before us. Regardless of the circumstances, the question rings out clearly everyday in one form or another....

Have a great start to your week.... Begin it with a RAK or two.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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