I’m not proud of it, but I’m going, to be honest. I think I would have been. I’ve been watching The Bible series on video, and I can see how they were thinking about The Old Testament.
It’s kind of scary to me that I might have thought like they did. Here is the Law from Moses, and we must follow it. Yikes. It’s easy to see now that I know the whole story, but I have to be honest. I’m a bit legalistic sometimes. I do, however, clearly get it that praying lofty prayers for others to see is not cool.
My revelation was the realization that if someone in authority whom I trusted had told me that Jesus was not the Messiah and had justified it, I probably would have believed them. I would have been gullible. I’m so thankful that I was not around back then and have the benefit of hindsight.
I hope that if I had lived in those times I, too, would clearly have seen the love that Jesus had. I see it now, but I wonder what it was like to witness it in person. Would I have seen through the Sanhedrin?
I understand that what I’m watching is Hollywood’s version of The Bible, but seeing the characters does help me, Mr. Visual Learner, understand more clearly some of what I read.
Is there any chance you would have gone with the crowd? When they yelled, “Crucify Him,” would the mob mentality have affected you? It scares me to think about it.
What church do I attend? Verve Church in Las Vegas
P.S. Thank you, especially, for grace.
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