When Jesus was brought before Pilate, the Roman ruler faced intense pressure to do what he knew was wrong—and he gave in. Alistair Begg calls our attention to Pilate’s failure to remain stalwart and just. More importantly, though, he points to the Gospel message within this story: the innocent Christ was crucified, while the guilty Barabbas was set free. Like the notorious prisoner, we too have been made innocent because Jesus took on our guilt and died for us.
topics: Biblical Figures, Compromise, The Cross, Crucifixion