Day 67: The Corruptness of Politics

Okay, I know what you were probably thinking, but the corrupt politics I'm referring to in this article occurred 2,000 years ago. It seems some things never change, as is revealed in the following passage:


Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, “We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Messiah, a king.” So Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “You have said so,” Jesus replied. Then Pilate announced to the chief priests and the crowd,

“I find no basis for a charge against this man.”

But they insisted, “He stirs up the people all over Judea by his teaching. He started in Galilee and has come all the way here.”

Luke 23:1-5, NIV


A wise man once said that while history does not always repeat itself, it does rhyme. I am amazed at how we fail to learn some of the most prominent lessons from history. This one in particular involves the framing of the one individual whom history reveals was truly innocent. In fact, everything about Jesus was good. Yet He was still seen as a threat to those in power... so they killed Him.


Even Pilate, who freely admitted that there was no basis for a charge against Jesus, took an active role in His death. In fact, it was Pilate who yielded to the pressure of other corrupt leaders in order to keep on their good side.


One of the reasons that this is such an important lesson is that if the corrupt politicians of Jesus' day would go to any length to falsely accuse, make up a crime and then frame Him for that made up crime, and then kill the Lord and Savior, then we shouldn't be surprised when they do the same thing in our day and age. Since this is the case, it would be good for all Christians to rely a little less on their favorite politicians, and start relying a lot more on their Lord and Savior.


The lesson for today is taken from Luke chapter 23. It helps to reveal the true nature of men, so that we can avoid being caught up in their schemes, and instead focus on what God has put us here for in the first place: To serve Him!