HOST: Ron House
And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. And they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate. And Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, “You have said so.” And the chief priests accused him of many things. And Pilate again asked him, “Have you no answer to make? See how many charges they bring against you.” But Jesus made no further answer, so that Pilate was amazed.
“Are You the King of the Jews?” The Jews were hoping this charge would be seen as an act of insubordination against the Roman government, one punishable by death. In the eyes of Pilate, it was the only accusation levied against Jesus with any substance. Jesus was in fact the King of the Jews. No, He was not the Jewish king that had been condoned by the Roman government. Rather, He was the King of kings and Lord of lords, the One foretold and promised by the prophets of old. Ironically, the greatest promise of God, the greatest source of hope for God’s people, was the very thing that the Jewish leaders held against Jesus and used to accuse Him before Pilate. When asked about this charge, Jesus did not deny it but responded simply, “You have said so.” Neither the unbelief and rejection of the Jewish leaders, nor the condemnation of the Roman government could change the undeniable fact that Jesus Christ was, and is, the King of kings and Lord of lords!
What does it mean to say that Jesus is King of kings?
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