These verses comprise one of the most amazing narratives in all of world literature. They tell a terrible story of betrayal, hypocrisy, and weakness, evil and hate, yet through this quagmire of politics, dishonesty and intrigue God’s great eternal purpose is assured. Irony? That would be putting it mildly! These verses tell the story of Jesus’ condemnation to the cross, a story in which there are no heroes, villains aplenty and in which the system of this world is manipulated to condemn the very Son of God by the most religious of all God’s people: It is shameful, penetrating and a source of great insight into the motivations of those who will oppose God.
Source: The Verdict | The Life Project
- The Life Project. 2016. The Verdict | The Life Project. [ONLINE] Available at:https://lifereference.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/the-verdict-2/. [Accessed 17 October 2016].