Contributed by Gordon Pike on May 31, 2020
As Christians, we are commanded to honor our leaders, to pray for them, to obey them but Psalm 146 cautions us not to put our trust in them or praise them in the same manner in which we trust and praise God.
Jesus stands before Roman’s highest and most powerful representative in Judea, Samaria, and Idumea. Pontus Pilate looks at Him with a mixture of curiosity and annoyance. He absolutely hates being involved in these petty local squabbles. “Are you the king of the Jews?” he asks. Jesus answered,