He said to them the third time, “Why? What evil has this man done? I have found no capital crime in him. I will therefore chastise him and release him.” But they were urgent with loud voices, asking that he might be crucified. Their voices and the voices of the chief priests prevailed. Pilate decreed that what they asked for should be done. He released him who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, for whom they asked, but he delivered Jesus up to their will.
It is such a sad thing to see the weak and poor being abused. Even though we know that Jesus was neither weak nor poor, He made Himself this way when He came before Pilate. Jesus knew that those He came to serve were not getting justice and He knew that simply being silent before Pilate would result in His death.
As Christian leaders who have been given the wisdom of God and the power of His Holy Spirit in their lives, we have the opportunity to completely reverse this horrible condition. We can stand up for those who have no voice in government no matter what the loud voices say. That’s what our Lord Jesus expects of us. As leaders, we may risk our positions, but the poor are being killed. A true hero would save even one of these people who are so weak and poor that they have no voice.
It is true that the Jewish leadership was wicked to the core, but the Roman leadership was corrupt and incapable of giving out justice. Jesus’ righteousness displayed in His death continued to highlight the depths of the evil of all of those around Him both of the “good” and the bad.
Government: If you are a United States citizen, you may be tempted to think that you are at the mercy of the leadership. Don’t be fooled. In this great country, we have a constitution that reserves rights for the people. We are the leadership and that means we have the responsibility to serve those who have no voice. How do we lead? We lead by doing our research and voting for those who will serve the weak and the poor by bringing them justice, not money. We can also use our income to serve those who are in need. Both the elderly and children are easy targets for corrupt politics. It is horrifying that this is exactly what we see when governments support abortion and euthanasia.