“We have no king but Caesar,” the chief priests answered.

[Pilate] took water and washed his hands.

John 19:15; Matthew 27:24

The high priests denied the divine kingship of the man standing before them.

Pilate denied ordinary human justice to the man standing before him.

What a failing of humanity!

But God has made him King of Kings (Rev.17:14) and he will bring justice to all the nations (Is.42:1).

What a vindication from heaven!

Daily Reading: Psalm 132

Bible in One Year: Mark 15 1-20; 1 Kings 10; Hosea 11 12-12 14