Tuesday, 8 February 2011

The greatest of men

If we knew nothing about Jesus except what was spoken of Him by His opponents, He would still appear as the most lovable of beings ever to have to walk of this earth. The Pharisees say to Him, 'Master, we know that Thou art true and teachest the way of God in truth' (Matthew 22:16). Pilate declares to the angry crowds: 'I am innocent of the blood of this just person' (Matthew 27:24). The man who passed the sentence of death upon Jesus knew Him to be a 'just person'.
Judas cried: 'I have betrayed innocent blood' (Matthew 27:4). Jesus was innocent even in the mind of the man who betrayed Him.
The crowds who stood at the foot of the cross mocked Him shouting: 'He saved others; Himself He cannot save' (Matthew 27:4). Even in their mockery they had to acknowledge that He had in fact 'saved others'! In their reviling they uttered one of the greatest truths of the story of salvation. (Soviet Saints - Richard Wurmbrand, p8)

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