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Matthew 28:11-15 Paid to Lie

A lie as plain as the nose on your face

A lie as plain as the nose on your face

Today in our reading we are stepping away from following Jesus or His disciples. We will be looking at the guards who were at the tomb when the stone was rolled away instead. This group that “became like dead men” (verse 4) when the angel appeared, and were nowhere in sight when the women made it to the tomb. They ALL beat feet out of there once Jesus’ body was no longer in the tomb.

In our story two days ago, we saw Caiaphas get permission to place guards at Jesus’ tomb. We don’t really know how many guards were posted for that vigil, but there were at least three and there were most likely a lot more. I was reading an article on this issue at StJohnny.com. He makes some very valid points as to why there were probably a lot of guards posted to this assignment.  Read more »