“Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?” (John 19:10)
Pilate claimed power over Jesus, and though he had some in that moment, it paled in comparison to the authority of Jesus. What claims do I make by word or action that try to make me the authority of my life?
Dear Jesus, reading these words uttered by Pilate brings into convicting and clear focus how, at times, I fail to respect Your authority over my life and acknowledge the might and power You possess. Forgive me and humble me. You are God, and I am not.