Inside, the leading priests and the entire high council were trying to find witnesses who would lie about Jesus, so they could put him to death. (Matthew 26:59)
We might wonder how the religious leaders of Jesus’ day could be so heartless as to take Him and put Him to such a quick death. Where was their compassion? Where was their sense of fairness?
Even if they didn’t accept Him as the Messiah, what was behind this hatred toward Him? Why did they desire such a quick execution?
We could take the same question and apply it to the broader issue of why people reject Jesus Christ without ever taking time to consider His claims.
Why do people reject the revelation of Scripture, when in most cases, they have never taken the time to read it for themselves? Why is that people refuse to give at least a fair hearing to the message of the gospel?
Jesus said, “Their judgment is based on this fact: The light from heaven came into the world, but they loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil” (John 3:19).
This is a hard but true fact, Sometimes people love the darkness more than they love the Lord. This keeps them from searching for Jesus and giving Him control of their life. Jesus tells us that this happens because of evil deeds. Our actions do indeed speak louder than our words.
I am not saying that people do not have legitimate questions to ask. I am not saying people do not grapple with some of these truths.
What I am saying is that when people are true seekers of God and they are presented with the answers to their questions, they will believe.
Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you. (Matthew 6:33)
Let's be God seekers and then we will find our answers.