Sunday, September 22, 2013

+DEV+ You Are A King, Then!

Date: September 22, 2013 11:31 PM
Topic: +DEV+  You Are A King, Then!

You Are A King, Then!

"You are a king, then, said Pilate. Jesus answered, You are right... In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world... Everyone on the side of truth listens to me." (John 18:37)

Scripture Focus: John 18:28-40

It must have been quite a conversation, this exchange between the governor and the King of the Universe. With his stature as a Roman authority, Pilate had probably overseen few cases like the one now in his courtroom, and seen even fewer prisoners like the Man standing before him. He was unsure what to make of Him, inconvenienced by a case he felt no responsibility for. But something about Jesus made Pilate curious.

Soon, he discovered there was no crime to convict Jesus, except that of attracting a following. Surely that was not enough. Jesus' own people had changed their mind about Him, and all Pilate could determine was that He was guilty of being a Jewish celebrity. Still, unlike Peter whose crisis of faith led to a genuine recognition of the Lord, Pilate really wasn't interested in knowing the truth. Instead, he wanted to maintain his own authority and keep things as they were.

Pilate's dilemma is like most of ours: whose authority matters? Choose Jesus, the Truth for every part of your life.

Insight: Invite the king to be your authority and lord of your life today.

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