New Testament In a Year: June 8 – John 18:19-40


John 18:19-40
(19-24) The High Priest Questions Jesus
Jesus had nothing to hide. All of His works were right. He spoke honestly and out in the open. The high priest tried to catch Him saying something wrong, but he was unable to do so.

(25-27) Peter Denies Jesus Again
Just as Jesus predicted, Peter denied Him three times. I would think that Peter would be walking on eggshells, on high alert for the questions people would ask to get him to deny Jesus so he could avoid answering those questions. But Peter was confident in himself. He was not abiding in Christ or depending on Christ to keep him from falling. 1 Corinthians 10:12 says, “So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!” Times of stress and uncertainty are even more reason for us to rely on Christ to keep us from doing things that we will later regret.

(33-40) My Kingdom Is Not of This World
Pilate should not have asked, “What is truth?” but “Who is truth?” Jesus the Christ is the truth, and He came to “bear witness” or prove that it was true that He was the truth.

Favorite verse: (38) Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in him.”


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