Then Pilate took Jesus and had Him flogged. The soldiers also twisted together a crown of thorns, put it on His head, and threw a purple robe around Him. And they repeatedly came up to Him and said, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and were slapping His face.
Pilate went outside again and said to them, “Look, I’m bringing Him outside to you to let you know I find no grounds for charging Him.”
Neither Pilate nor the soldiers knew that the man who stood before them was much more than the king just of the jews. He was and is the king of kings and The Lord of lords. Had they understood that Jesus was king even over Pilate, do you think they would have mocked him so?
What’s wrong with the human heart that it seeks to slap and mock purity? The soldiers must have thought of themselves as higher than the jews. If they didn’t they would have never enacted a judgement upon Jesus (ie: the slapping, mocking, and hurting) like they did.
– Do you have a heart like Pilate? A heart that thinks that you can do whatever you want with Jesus?
– Do you have a heart like the soldiers? A heart which seeks to mock, scorn, and even pronounce judgement upon the Son of God?
– Or do you have a heart like Jesus? A heart which seeks to live each moment of every day under the sovereign rule and plan of God?
“What you meant for evil, God meant for good.” Genesis 50:20.
My name is Scott David. I am a Christian husband and father of four children that range in age from 1-1/2 to 14. I have been leading nightly family devotions for about eight years. Sometimes it’s just a verse from the Bible. Sometimes it’s an hour and a half lesson where we end up laying down in mud puddles outside. Sometimes it’s reading a chapter from John. Sometimes it questions from the Westminster Shorter Catechism. I don’t always finish what I start. I don’t always explain well, but one thing I do; I lead my family by nightly Bible lessons. Sometimes we cry, sometimes we laugh, many times we think hard, and other times I swear I hear crickets chirping from my children’s ears. But it brings me such comfort to know that God uses means of grace to save and sanctify me and my family. I can only teach the Word, God gives the increase.
I am starting this blog to help Dad’s lead their families through nightly devotions from the Bible. They are intended to be read and used as springboards to engage your family through the Word of God. You may not be leading your family to God right now, but make no mistake, whether you lead well, or whether you lead poorly; you are always leading, for God has ordained his creation that way.
It begins with a desire to do what God has called every man to do, a resolve to do it, and a purposed time to gather your family around you so that you might declare, “Thus saith the Lord!”
Why not begin tonight? Begin by telling your family that from now on, “as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”