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Why do you ask?

22 Nov

Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?”  Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”  (John 18:33-37, NRSV)

Do you ask this of your own accord or did others tell you about me?

Why do we want to know the things we do?

Is it because we are curious or is it because we want to get something out of it?

And if Pilate did want to know of his own accord what would he gain?

What does it matter that Jesus is King of the Jews?

Why would it matter if He had legions of angels to come and fight?

What would it change here?

I believe Jesus is my King, not because of what He can do for me, but because of what He did for me!

And that is all my gain. Not because I did something, but because He did it all.

So hail Christ as King! And sing it from the mountaintops!

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