“For they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.” (John 12:43, ESV)
We can’t help but wonder; What if? What if Pilate had come to the defense of the innocent? What if Herod had asked Jesus for help and not entertainment? What if the High Priest had been as concerned with truth as was his position? What if one of them had turned their back on the crowd and their face toward Christ and made a stand? But they didn’t. What if you were more concerned with how you are pleasing the Lord than how you look in front of your peers?
Prayer: Lord, keep me mindful of the eternal perspective.