What will you do with His blood?

Will you wash it off your hands?

Will you claim responsibility for it?

“When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!” All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!” Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.” (Matthew 27 v 24-26)

If you believe then don’t give up, don’t back down and never be intimidated to turn away from what you know is the truth. Don’t be like Pilate.

Our responsibility to the cause of Christ remains. We cannot pass it over. Not one of us can claim to be innocent of His blood and what it represents. We are part of all that is fallen. We don’t wash His blood from us. We must let His blood wash not just our hands but our whole lives.

If you believe them never let anyone manipulate you or bully you to change your praises and cheers to judgment and jeers. Don’t be like the crowd.

One sentence has been used throughout history to support anti-Semitism. The declaration of personal responsibility for the death of Christ has meant that the Jewish people being seen as Christ-killers in every generation. That was not Matthew’s intent in including this into his gospel of love. Don’t line up with the angry and those who hurt others. Don’t copy them.

You do need His blood on you not because you are without sin but because He died also for you.

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