Re: Verse readingLuke 22:66-71, 23:1-25 (day four)
Pilate found nothing that Jesus had done to deserve death.  He stated that three times.  Even Herod could not find anything He had done wrong.  For a short time, truth seemed to prevail.  The chief priests and rulers had already decided what they wanted the outcome to be though…it did not matter what the facts were.  (Does this sound familiar?  Does it seem that you are reading today’s newspaper?)  Verse 23 says, “But they were insistent with loud voices asking that He be crucified.  And their voices began to prevail.”  It seems the loudest voices, who continue to repeat the same untruths, eventually prevail and others begin to repeat their message as if it were true.  Think evolution, global warming, abortion, homosexuality…the list goes on.  Loud enough, long enough…and our culture joins in.  A recent Barna Group poll said, “Growing numbers of people are less interested in spiritual principles and more desirous of learning pragmatic solutions for life.”  Are the principles of God’s Word the guiding standard of your life?

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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