Pilate might have thought he had Jesus on trial, but it was actually the other way around. Even as a prisoner facing death, Jesus was still Lord, and His identity posed a direct challenge to the Roman governor. History has evaluated Pilate for his response. As Alistair Begg explains, the same challenge awaits us all. Everyone will be judged based on how they respond to the identity of Christ, to the King delivered unto death that we might be saved from it. That is the real trial. What will our verdict read?
1And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. And they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate. 2And Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, “You have said so.” 3And the chief priests accused him of many things. 4And Pilate again asked him, “Have you no answer to make? See how many charges they bring against you.” 5But Jesus made no further answer, so that Pilate was amazed.
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