PRe:Verse passage – John 19:1-5 (day five)   What do you notice about Pilate in this narrative?  There is unrest in his actions. There is a frantic undertone to his words. There is tension and angst in his decision making. He is caught in the shallow and unstable influence of the world- his position, his power, and his own wisdom and authority.  A visible case-study for seeking the pleasures and treasures of this world.

“The spiritual man (Jesus) is the free man,  and the man who is committed to the things of this world (Pilate) is the man who is (caught) in bondage”.- R Kent Hughes

Want peace and courage in the middle of tension and crisis?  Want strength and assurance in the middle of hardship?  Look to the Lord!  Seek His perspective and presence!  He promises to help us and walk with us through struggles, pain, and suffering!!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭5‬-‭8‬

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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