Pilate said, “I find no fault in this man . . . I will therefore chastise him.”

Why, Pilate, why?

Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him…

Why, Pilate, why?

Pilate, you were angry, you were mad, you were a people-pleaser.

You were unjust, cruel, and frustrated.

But, even you must have wondered at times why you beat the Lamb.

                        WHY BEAT THE LAMB?

With his stripes we are healed (Is 53:5) (I Peter 2:24)

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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12 Responses to WHY, PILATE, WHY?

  1. Kim Smyth says:

    My thought is that had Pilate stopped the scourge of Jesus, prophecy would not have been fulfilled, He would not have suffered, died, and been resurrected and we would not have been saved. 😊 It was God’s will that these things happen so that we would understand what He went through to give us everlasting life. ✝️

  2. joyroses13 says:

    Pilate says he.washed his hands ….. BUT I think he lived a tortured life afterwards, of feeling guilty. You can’t just wash that off.

    • oneta hayes says:

      If he ever purified his hands, he had to do it the same way we do. That is by acknowledging Jesus as his King. Did he? The Bible doesn’t say so. Nor do other historical records that I know of. But if he did, Jesus’ blood had power to save…anyone!

  3. C.A. Post says:

    In “The Great Divorce,” C.S. Lewis pictures people like Napolean looking back constantly throughout eternity blaming others for their failures. Pilate would surely be looking back at Jesus and blaming Him or the High Priest or his wife or his commanders… everyone else is at fault!! “NOT ME!”
    This will certainly be hell for those who find it their destiny.
    But Father has reserved something better, far far better, for those of us who accept our failures and give them to Jesus and thank Him for His forgiveness and life-changing Holy Ghost!!! Hallelujah! He IS risen!
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Oh, yes. Well said. But Jesus invites all those you have mentioned; his blood will save whosoever.

      • C.A. Post says:

        Certainly, there WILL be surprises in Heaven seeing some who we would not expect! In fact, I am confident some will look see me and wonder how in Heaven’s name I ever got int!! 😄 Yes, I am a “whosoever” for whom He died.
        “If any man thinks ill of you, do not be angry with him, because you are far worse than he thinks you to be.” (Charles Spurgeon)
        The issue here is that some will never admit they needed His forgiveness and go through eternity blaming Him for their condition, a sin against the Holy Spirit.

  4. Debbie L says:

    I agree with Kim. It was prophetic that Pilate be used this way and the same with Judas. I studied Daniel this morning. Wow, a great book to study. It did two things for me: 1) makes me want to be used to being the lost to Jesus because…. It will be AWFUL to not be secure in Him for eternity! This book painted the picture more clearly than my thoughts before. 2) “The wicked will continue to be wicked.” Excerpt from Daniel 12:10
    So perhaps Pilate and/or Judas and the other thief on the cross we’re wicked who would always be wicked.
    Our hope is in the Lord that He wants none to perish:
    “The Lord does not delay [as though He were unable to act] and is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is [extraordinarily] patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 AMP

  5. oneta hayes says:

    Thanks for more commentary. All good.

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