When confronted with Jesus, Pontius Pilate tried to remain neutral. He even offered to pardon Jesus—but the crowd called for the release of the murderous Barabbas instead. In the end, Alistair Begg explains, Pilate capitulated, while Jesus fulfilled Isaiah’s prophecy of a silent sacrificial Lamb by remaining speechless throughout the exchange. Pilate’s question, “What shall I do with Jesus?” is the same question we all face. What crowd keeps us from trusting in Him?
topics: Compromise, The Cross, Crucifixion, Jesus Christ