Stand Strong

Our Bible Reading today tells us about Jesus and Pilate. At first, Pilate said that Jesus was innocent. Verse 4b says, “Look! I am bringing Jesus out to you. I want you to know that I find nothing I can charge against him.” But then Pilate listened to the Jewish priests and guards. He became afraid of the Jews. So Pilate continued to ask Jesus questions. Again Pilate wanted to free Jesus (verse 12) but the crowd started yelling about Jesus. Finally, Pilate gave Jesus to the Jews to be crucified.
The crowd of people influenced Pilate to do something wrong. Sometimes that happens to us, too. Our friends ask us to do something. They tell us that it is okay. We pay attention to our friends instead of paying attention to what the Bible says. We do not stand strong for Jesus.
You can stand strong for Jesus every day. Be a servant to Jesus. Give your heart to Him. Know what the Bible teaches so that you can avoid problems. God will bless you and help you be strong.