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The Trial of Jesus (29 of 34)
Series: Jesus, the One and Only
The Philosopher Plato once pondered the question, "what would happen if a perfect man ever came to live on the imperfect planet?"
Imagine for a moment Isaiah 6:1-4 (NASB95)
1 In the year of King Uzziah's death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. 2 Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one called out to another and said, "Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory." 4 And the foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of him who called out, while the temple was filling with smoke.
What if that great God stepped off the throne and came to live on this earth as one of us?
The Plato had it right when he said -
"The just man would be thrown into prison, scourged and racked, have his eyes burnt out, and, after every kind of torment, be impaled.
Without realizing it, Plato pretty accurately described the world's response to Jesus of Nazareth.
Jesus was born in obscurity, raised as a marginalized Galilean peasant and from the beginning of his ministry underwent the cruelty and the deepest humiliation this world can dish out.
Keep in mind that John of all the Gospel writers had as his aim to reveal the deity and glory of Jesus - yet more than all the others John went into great detail about his humiliation in these final hours.
Why would one hoping to glorify Jesus speak in so much detail about something so humiliating? Simply because in his final hours he accomplished the greatest of all his works.
• That is why Paul said I will not glory in anything except for the Cross!
For the believer in Jesus Christ we are looking in the next few weeks at the most relevant passages of all of scripture.
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