Thursday, September 8, 2011
You have said so.
Matthew 27:11-14 (ESV) Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus said, "You have said so."  But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave no answer.  Then Pilate said to him, "Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?"  But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed. “You have said so.” It’s the only response Jesus gives. He does not answer anymore to the chief priests and elders. Pilate, speaks truth without knowing it. Jesus points out the truth that Pilate uttered, and is silent. Make of it what you will he says. It is silence that brings amazement to the governor. Interesting.