What Jesus Did! 'Pilate Knows the Truth' — Mark 15:9-10

Sunday, November 27, 2016

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Pilate asked the people, "Do you want me to free the king of the Jews?" Pilate knew that the leading priests had given Jesus to him because they were jealous of Jesus.
— Mark 15:9-10 NLT
Illustration of Mark 15:9-10 NLT — Pilate asked the people, "Do you want me to free the king of the Jews?" Pilate knew that the leading priests had given Jesus to him because they were jealous of Jesus.

Key Thought

So often, people make their decisions to honor Jesus based upon the opinion of the crowd around them. Pilate, though armed with Rome's military might, is a puppet in the hands of Jesus' enemies because he is willing to let the crowd decide what he will do with Jesus. What about us?

Today's Prayer

O Father, please give me the courage to be loyal to Jesus no matter which way the crowd goes. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Mark 8:38
  • 1 Corinthians 15:31-34
  • Revelation 2:10

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.