Desperate and Dangerous Crowd
The Upward Look
by Max D. Hutto,
“So they cried out, ‘Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him!’ Pilate said to them, ‘Shall I crucify your King?’ The chief priests answered, ‘We have no king but Caesar.’” John 19:15 NASB
Provoked and incited by the jealous and power-hungry chief priest and religious leaders, the hostile crowd screamed out for Jesus to be crucified. Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea, having already declared that he found no guilt in Jesus, tried to release Him. But the crowd was boiling over into a riotous and murderous mob. Unnerved by the disparaging, demanding, desperate, and dangerous crowd and unable to pacify their anger, Pilate handed Jesus over to be crucified.
Lord Jesus, while angry and desperate crowds still cry out against You, give me boldness to stand up and declare my allegiance to You, my King, my Savior, and my God.
April 15, 2022 - © Copyright 2022, Max D. Hutto.
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