Posts Tagged ‘Pilate condemns Jesus’

Luke 23:18-25 The Innocent Condemned

Jesus condemnation was UNJUST, but it bought grace for us all

Luke brings us an abbreviated version of Pilate’s last ditch effort to free Jesus. We looked at Pilate’s efforts in Matthew and Mark too. As the crowd cries out “Crucify Him”, Pilate gives in and “The Crowd Rules.” This is a scene which tears my heart. It apparently was very difficult for Pilate too.

Pilate is doing everything he can think of, including stacking the deck with BAD choices, to get Jesus out of this predicament. Luke doesn’t tell us that Pilate initially suggested Barabbas but Matthew does. Luke clearly states the charges against Barabbas though and the people’s insistence on releasing him over Jesus. Read more »