The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

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Today's Verse:


kjv@Matthew:27:11 @ And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.

kjv@Matthew:27:12 @ And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.

kjv@Matthew:27:13 @ Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?

kjv@Matthew:27:14 @ And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.

kjv@Matthew:27:15 @ Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.

kjv@Matthew:27:16 @ And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

kjv@Matthew:27:17 @ Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?

kjv@Matthew:27:18 @ For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

kjv@Matthew:27:19 @ When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.

kjv@Matthew:27:20 @ But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

kjv@Matthew:27:21 @ The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.

kjv@Matthew:27:22 @ Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.

kjv@Matthew:27:23 @ And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.

kjv@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.

kjv@Matthew:27:25 @ Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

kjv@Matthew:27:26 @ Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

Today's notes: For Envy Delivered Him


What is man believing/doing?:

What is making man to believe/do as he is doing?:


envy isn't it an interesting discription of what Pilate saw behind all of this?

Remember from earlier Jesus sweating blood? an angel ministering to Him in order to continue receiving the penalty for all sin? What man is doing here seems almost to be a side show; the wheels of a broken cart being drug to it's destination. This is really a momentary trial of what the Sanhedrin Chiefs and Elders would be willing and capable of mustering up. Pilate certainly wasn't going to do something either direction that was going lessen his hold over this forsaken territory. Had they not been able to persuade/provoke the crowds into fanatical rabid support, Jesus would have likely walked away free. Having proven their weight formidable and their support as capable of overwhelming any thought of dissent, Pilate is able to wash his hands of the matter with Jerusalem and Rome (but not with the court of the Living God). What man plan's to do from here out is rather concurrent, much lesser in measure than what is happening upon Him spiritually (as it is God's punishment deserved upon man and not man's punishment upon Him dished up).

This is also a trial of an unsuspecting mob and what they would be willing to do to have things remain the same as they were and to fit in without such turmoil.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. It is not much a price to pay if only to be scourged and smitten, mocked and crucified. Similar I suppose to what other just men have unjustly suffered. If that is all that it is it might be well for each one of us to consider paying for ourselves. Frankly though, it is only that because this is what we choose to make it. Our sin is little because His sacrifice is made this little. Our pain and hunger for the lost and weary soul is little because His pain and hunger are made to be this little. The need and urgency to repent is this little because the life/death/resurrection of Jesus is made to be this confusing and unspoken. Unrighteousness and righteousness can be made to comfortably balance together because the righteousness we weigh it against is nothing more than our own righteousness and not the overwhelming/unconsidered price of His.

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