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Pilate

April 17, 2014

Pilate, Roman Governor and judge, a man who was sent to keep peace in Judea. He ruled with an iron hand.
When Jesus was brought before him, he knew that Jesus had done no wrong but to pacify the people Pilate sentenced Jesus to death by crucifixion.
Then thinking he could justify his action he washed his hands.
What is popular is not always right and what is right is not always popular.
Following the crowd can lead to serious trouble and like Pilate, trying to wash it away will not take away the consequences of sin, only Jesus can do that.
We can learn lessons from examples from men like Pilate. Do not be like him and follow the crowd.

Matthew 27:24
When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person:see ye to it.