March 22. 2016
Todays verse: Mark 15:1-15
One man for all mankind
Jesus had been captured and brought in front of Pontius Pilate. It was a very rare situation, because they actually didn´t have any claim against Jesus that would declare Him guilty. He is and will always be totally innocent. Many have gone through the case of Jesus – and they all come to the same conclusion: Jesus is innocent.
Can you imagine Jesus standing there – Gods own Son – Who all the time knew that He had come to die for mankind. Imagine all the accusers standing there – accusing Him for all kinds of things, and He doesn´t answer them a word. What a King, what a dignity – what a majesty!
In verse 5 I sais that Pilate marvelled that Jesus didn´t answer. But Jesus knew where this was going – to the cross – that was the actual cause for His coming to earth. I the history of mankind, there have only been one person that was born to die – our offer lam Jesus Christ.
Paul says in 2. Cor 5:21:
«For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him».
So why is Jesus standing here? In front of Pilate, the highpriestand the people? He stands here for you and me. If you had been the only person on earth – Jesus would still die for you – because He loves you!
God is thinking positive about you – always! His thoughts for you are of good things in the future, of hope – for you and your whole family – even for your country and for the whole earth.
Jesus knew why He had comed to earth – He knew what He was suppose to do – and He knew for WHO He would do it – YOU! One sacrifice for sins forever! (Hebrews 10.14).
You are highly loved – grab the truth!