What Shall I Do With Jesus?: Pilate

Last time, we introduced a study which asks the question, “What shall I do with Jesus?” The first person that we will study is Pilate, who wanted to stay neutral toward Him. In Matthew 27:24, the Bible says, “When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.” Although it was expedient for Pilate to remain neutral, the fact was he could not. He allowed the Jews to make the decision to crucify Jesus.

We cannot remain neutral toward Jesus. Jesus said, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other” (Matthew 6:24). He also said, “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad” (Matthew 12:30). Paul said we are either servants of sin unto death or servants of obedience unto righteousness (Romans 6:16).

So there is no neutral ground where Jesus is concerned. Of course, you could reject Him, but you could not reject Him and still please God. If you want to go to heaven, Jesus is God’s only spokesman to us now (Hebrews 1:1-2). Paul said, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5). Our mediator is not Buddha or Mohammed; it is Christ. What will YOU do with Jesus?

Kyle Campbell

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