Our hope and prayer is that though there is plenty wrong with the world, we have remembered to look at what is right with the Lord. Let’s talk about that…
I have been thinking the last few days about a New Testament phrase from a very impactful person in the life of Jesus. No, not the apostle Paul. Although, one of my very favorite passages in Romans tells me that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us (5:8). No, not John. However wonderful the thought that In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God, and the Word was with God and that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us (Jn 1), that person and those words are not what the Holy Ghost has emblazoned in my soul.
Pilate, the polytheistic, pagan, politician who played a key role as one of the villains of the crucifixion of Christ, repeated a phrase for eternity. In Luke 23 and John 18 & 19 we read that Pilate had heard of the fame that had spread over this recent enemy of the Sanhedrin. If we look in John 19:6 Pilate says “I find no fault in him” (Present Tense). Jesus was brought to Pilate to perform the governmental messy task that the Pharisees did not wish to dirty their hands with. On legal grounds, Pilate made this statement in John 18:38, “I find no fault in him at all.” (Perfect test) NONE! Then, after spending several hours with the Savior of the world in Luke 23:14 Pilate said, “I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man…” (Progressive examination over time-Past tense).
I want to go on record today as testifying that in this moment of the present tense, I Find No Fault In Jesus Christ! After spending some time with Him, asking Him questions, hearing His answers, listening to His words, seeing His truth manifested before my eyes, I Have Found No Fault In Jesus Christ! Although, it is an easy task to find me guilty of a litany of lack and laxness in my life, no matter how anyone may examine, cross examine, fine tooth comb, put under a microscope, look through a telescope, dissect and rightly divide, I Find No Fault In Jesus Christ At ALL!
It is very easy to find fault in others. The insecure and inwardly guilty are experts in that arena. It is more difficult to come to terms with our own faults at times. But, in all of eternity and creation there has never been any person who can put a valid fault to the account of the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise God for a Perfect Savior!
God Bless You,
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