Friday, 25 September 2020
Luke 23:24 So Pilate decided that their demand should be granted.
And with that simple statement, thus effectively ended the (physical) life of Jesus. He was taken away to be crucified. And Pilate took a decision. Having already declared Him to be innocent, Pilate now decides to condemn someone whom he knows to be an innocent man to a gruesome death just to please the crowd, or to avoid a riot.
How many times do we condemn Jesus to death with our words and actions, with perhaps even less real thought than Pilate. Jesus died on the cross for our sin; so when we sin, we condemn Him to death.