” Blinded by Anger”
In the events of Jesus giving His life for our sins, who was blinded by anger?
Please read the following verses. Mark 15:1-25
1 Very early in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the law, and the whole Sanhedrin, reached a decision. They bound Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate. 2 “Are you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate.”Yes, it is as you say,” Jesus replied. 3 The chief priests accused him of many things. 4 So again Pilate asked him, “Aren’t you going to answer? See how many things they are accusing you of.” 5 But Jesus still made no reply, and Pilate was amazed. 6 Now it was the custom at the Feast to release a prisoner whom the people requested. 7 A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising. 8 The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did. 9 “Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate, 10 knowing it was out of envy that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him. 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have Pilate release Barabbas instead. 12 “What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?” Pilate asked them. 13 “Crucify him!” they shouted. 14 “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate.But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!” 15 Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified. 16 The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of soldiers. 17 They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him. 18 And they began to call out to him, “Hail, king of the Jews!” 19 Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him. Falling on their knees, they paid homage to him. 20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him. 21 A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross. 22 They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). 23 Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it. 24 And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get. 25 It was the third hour when they crucified him.
So who was blinded by anger? Was it Pilate? No, he tried to help Jesus out. He wanted to get Him off the hook so to speak.
Was it the Roman soldiers? No, they were tough and mean, but it wasn’t them.
Was it the religious leaders? Bingo, they would do whatever it took to get rid of Jesus. I am uncertain how many of their laws they broke to get Jesus on the cross, They would not stop until they could get Him killed.
When you start feeling your temper building, ask the Lord for help, walk away and cool down, listen instead of speaking. You get the idea.
Many things can happen when we are blinded by anger. I am not sure any of them are good.
Work on your temper today and every day. The Lord God will gladly help get it under His control.
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you)
Praise and thank the Lord.
Be a Blessing;