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  • Writer's picturePastor Tony Pierce

MARCH 28, 2023 ~ THEMATIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE




MARCH 28 READING…DEUTERONOMY 1 & JOHN 18


Our theme in today’s writing is…history is as accurate as the one telling it. We began the book of Deuteronomy, which is a series of discourses from Moses who is about to step aside from his position of leadership over Israel. He begins to recount the goodness of God in speaking of the history of how God brought Israel from Sinai to the point of being ready to cross the Jordan into the land of promise. I love how Moses is so honest in his recounting of history…even to the point of his own failings and weaknesses, along with the honest assessment of Israel’s disobedience to God’s commands. When we come to John 19, we have the arrest of Jesus, and His “trials” before Annas and Caiaphas…along with Him standing twice before Pilate. What is guaranteed is that the Jewish religious leaders and the Roman authorities would have different “facts” as they tried Jesus, and in dealing with the “evidence” against Him. Certainly, their history would read differently than the accurate account given to us in the Bible. The religious leaders held an illegal trial at night…there was nothing open or honest about what they did. Yet, you can be certain they rationalized their actions, even those being contrary to their own scriptures, to justify themselves and clean up their rendition of history. Pilate’s curiosity caused him to miss what was going on, and his weakness in the face the Jewish religious leaders was evident. Yet, once again, the Roman history would never declare that there was any weakness on their part in dealing with these Jewish people. History is an interesting thing…rarely do we find an objective rendering of it, and it seems more and more that revisionism is the order of the day, even in our time.


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TOMORROW’S READING…DEUTERONOMY 2 & PSALM 22 & JOHN 19

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