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Different Answers About What To Do With Jesus

"What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Christ?" (Matt.27:22).

From the day the question was asked until today, it has been answered in various ways. On that very day, the mob answered, "Crucify Him!" (Vs.22b). The writer of the Book of Hebrews says that those who fall away crucify Him all over again... (6:6). Pilate answered by indicating a desire to be neutral, (Vs.24) but there can be no neutrality when one considers what they'll do about Jesus. The soldiers answered by mocking and abusing Jesus. Today, Jesus considers it a personal affront when His disciples are harmed. The false witnesses of the day answered by misrepresenting who Jesus was, just as there are those who misrepresent Him today... Three times, Peter answered by denying that he even knew Jesus. The denials of the Master come in many forms today... Judas answered with a kiss of betrayal. Not all who have figuratively kissed Him have loved Him, and because of deceit what could have been the whitest turned into the darkest. Felix, the Roman procurator who reasoned with the apostle Paul, answered with these words of postponement; "That's enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you" (Acts 24:25). There is never a more convenient time to consider what we really think about Jesus. Waiting for the "right time" may be waiting too long. Finally, Paul answered the question this way; "But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ..." (Phil.3:7). Paul knew what he had to do with Jesus who is called the Christ... He knew that his answer determined his eternity. The great question asked by Pilate is ours today, but will be reversed tomorrow... Today, we decide what we must do with Jesus and whether to let Him in when He knocks... Some day, however, we shall stand before Christ and heaven's gate, knocking for admission... Then He will decide what to do with us. Our decision today will determine His tomorrow....

Have a great day... Let His light shine through you.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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