Matthew 27

Vs. 11, “Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”  Question: Just who is this Jesus?  If Judas had known who Jesus was, perhaps he would not have sold him out for thirty silver coins and subsequently hang himself (vs. 1-10).  If the Jewish crowd would have known who Jesus was, they would not have cried out “Crucify Him” (vs. 11-26).  Pilate, the governer from Rome, could not make a decision either.  The scene of the Roman soldier’s mocking Jesus, we see that the Jews were not the only ones who were rejecting Jesus.  And then lastly, we are reminded of the day that Jesus would die and be the final sacrifice for our sins (vs. 32-55).  Words do not do justice for the things Jesus would endure that day for you and I.

 

Regarding application…Open Access.  Vs. 51, “At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split.”  This veil covered the most “holy of holies”.  Only the high priest once a year could gain access to this place.  Now, this incredilby thick and huge veil would miraculously be torn in two.  The ramifications of this event still affect us on a daily basis.  We no longer have to make a pilgrimmage to a temple to gain access to God.  We can have open access anywhere.  Don’t take for granted something that cost so much for you to have.  God speaks to us through His word and through the inspiration and conviction of his Holy Spirit.  Make today His day!