Very early in the morning the leading priests and the elders of the people met again to lay plans for putting Jesus to death. Lord, thank You for plans that appeared to lead to death, ultimatley led to TRUE life in You!
(He knew very well that the religious leaders had arrested Jesus out of envy.) Just then, as Pilate was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent him this message: “Leave that innocent man alone. I suffered through a terrible nightmare about him last night.” Lord, refine those with a religious mindset, help all to see religion, and even envy as laid out here in Scripture, truly lead to cutting oursleves off from Your life giving salvation and Spirit. Help also, those indifferent to Your truths to see who You truly are.
He trusted God, so let God rescue him now if he wants him! For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” Lord, help us to trust You, even to our own cross. Help us trust You know what is best for our lives, much better than we ever could. Cause us to go. Please have mercy on those who scoff at Your ways and Name. Have mercy and extend grace to souls bent on trying to make You fit into their ideas of what they think You should do and how they think You should prove Yourself. You are, and that is all that ever needs to be. In Jesus Christ's Name we pray, Amen ❤
Matthew 27:1, 18-19, 43 NLT