Re:Verse reading–Luke 23:1-27, 32-49 (day four)
He was one of the primary players in our story…Pilate. In his own mind, he was a man of importance and great authority. As Rome’s representative, Pilate was responsible for maintaining order in Judea. The truth of the matter was that Pilate was on shaky ground due to his mishandling of several prior incidents. Tiberius Caesar would not tolerate another misstep. Pilate was under great pressure to maintain order with the Jewish religious leaders. He even addressed Jesus, telling Him that he (Pilate) had authority over His life. Pilate was not in control…God had preordained the events in eternity and even the prophets had foretold the course of events.
How often do we try to take control of our lives? Thinking that we can handle the outcome or control the direction of our lives? There is a word…it is sovereignty. God is sovereign over all things. He has ordered our lives and history and we need to remember that He is God…and we are not!