John 18:33 Then Pilate went back into the headquarters, summoned Jesus, and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?”
John 18:34 Jesus answered, “Are you saying this on your own, or have others said this to you about me?”
John 18:35 “I’m not a Jew, am I?” Pilate replied. “Your own nation and the chief priests handed you over to me. What have you done?”
confessing Christ on my own
Jesus’ question is one I should put to myself. Is my confession of Christ coming from me – or merely reflecting what others have taught me about him. Pilate had no interest in confessing Christ as Lord. He just wanted to get out of the unwelcome task of murdering an innocent man. He was not interested in justice. He was not interested in salvation.
What is my interest in Jesus? I confess him as the universe’s savior. He has my allegiance. What the world says about him does not matter.
Thank you, Lord.