As we prepare for Easter and we grieve over Jesus’ death on the cross, we are reminded that bad things can happen when good men do nothing. On the way to the cross, Judas (Disciple of Jesus), Caiaphas (High Priest of the Sanhedrin) and Pontius Pilate (Roman Prefect) aided and abetted in the conspiracy to kill Jesus.
On the surface, all three men were in positions where they could do good. But, Judas sold out Jesus for money, Caiaphas denied Jesus was the Son of God for reasons of ego and power, and Pontius Pilate released a murderer and sentenced Jesus to death to save his own political future.
We are all accountable first to God and then to one another. The verse that reinforces this statement is found in Galatians 6, verses 7-10: 7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
We live in a day and time where everyone will be tested by the evil one. As Christians we must encourage one another to do the right thing through word and deed and be rightly focused on glorifying God.
God bless you,