WHO IS JESUS TO YOU, REALLY?
12 And Pilate again answered, saying to them, “Then what should I do with the man you call the King of the Jews?” 13 And they yelled out again, “Crucify him.” 14 Then Pilate said to them, “Why, what evil has he done?” But they yelled even more, “Crucify him.” 15 So Pilate, wanting to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas for them, and after having Jesus flogged, he handed him over to be crucified.
the man you call king
They called him great one (Rabbi), yet considered him a common Galilean. They called him teacher, but did not listen to his words. They called him Lord, but did not obey his commands. They even called him Messiah, but then stopped putting their hope in him. This was the generation that crucified its Saviour.
And the same is true of this generation. There are too many who give lip service to the Lordship of Christ, but deny who he truly is when the trial comes. They see him as king when he is born in the manger, but that is where his royalty ends. To them, he dies as a criminal, and that is it. If you think that Jesus died at the hand of an angry mob – and that was the end of the story – you are the angry mob.
LORD, we acknowledge you for who you really are. We confess you as God’s Son and our Saviour.