Scripture Reading: John 18:28-40
Last week we when we left Jesus, he was being interrogated by Annas, the high priest. When Annas couldn’t get anything out of him, they sent him to his son-in-law Caiaphas. Well, Caiaphas couldn’t get anything out of him either, so this week they have sent Jesus to the palace so he would be judged by Pilate.
Now when I say they couldn’t get anything out of him, I mean they couldn’t get him to say anything which would incriminate him. They were looking to find him guilty, but weren’t having any luck in finding evidence to back their claims, other than the fact they just didn’t like Jesus very much.
The Jewish leaders are now hoping Pilate will take care of their problem for them.
The funny thing is when Pilate asked them why they sent Jesus to him, asking what his crime was, they don’t actually give an answer. They simply say, “Why else would we be here if he weren’t a criminal?”