Gems 2014 — September 21 Scripture Selection: John 19:1-16

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Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

September 21 Scripture Selection: John 19:1-16

Food for Thought: John 19:6-8, 12, 16

Though we understand that it was for our ultimate benefit for Jesus Christ to be crucified, from Pilate’s perspective, he was looking at an innocent man who did not deserve to die. Yet he caved to the pressure of the Jews, something he felt quite troubled about. And once he made the decision to yield to their demands, it was impossible to reverse it. The damage had been done, and he had to live with that decision for the rest of his life.

Isn’t it interesting that people can know the right thing to do, and yet not do it? We’ve all been guilty of that at one time or another. It seemed easier to do the wrong than to face the pressure and do the right thing. But the price of…

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