Jealousy Kills

For Pilate knew that it was because of jealousy that the chief priests and elders had handed Jesus over to him. (Matthew 27:18 AMP)

Even Pilate knew it was because of jealousy that the chief priests and elders had handed Jesus over to him to be killed. Throughout the Gospels we see their jealousy rise as Jesus, who didn’t seem like their typical Rabbi, gained more popularity and followers than them. And throughout we see them plot a way to get rid of Him. But Pilate wasn’t fooled. He couldn’t see any other reason why Jesus was handed over to him by these leaders other than jealousy. Why else would they ask for a criminal, like Barabbas, to be released instead of Jesus, who had committed no crime? It just didn’t make sense. So in their jealousy, they killed Him. But isn’t that what jealousy does? Many relationships are destroyed because of it. God still used it to accomplish His divine purpose, but what the chief priests and elders didn’t realize was that they couldn’t completely kill the Lord’s Anointed. It still stands that it doesn’t matter who is against us because if God is for us, there’s no way of stopping His purposes. He will always resurrect and restore us.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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