Before His crucifixion, Jesus suffered the abuse of the soldiers, a sham trial by the Jewish leaders, and the passivity of Pilate. The schemes of evil purpose, however, were woven into God’s sovereign plan of salvation and were used for good. Jesus’ reign is not threatened by evil, Alistair Begg reminds us. We do not have to live in anxiety about a culture that rejects Jesus. Instead, we can trust God’s sovereign control over our time and place.
63Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him.
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