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(William Watson)
20503 posts
7/23/2009 5:40 pm

Last Read:
7/24/2009 5:41 pm

A Shield And Buckler

“He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.” Ps. 91:4.

Two men are facing each other in a Roman judgment hall. One of them represents imperial authority and wears the robes pertaining to his station. Carrying the scepter of temporal power, he is surrounded by the trappings of the state. The man is tall and handsome, but dissipation has etched telltale lines in his face. His eyes are those of the cynic. His name is Pilate.
The second is the Galilean carpenter. He stands before Pilate because He has been accused of insurrectionary activity. His face tanned by sun and wind, is altogether kind. His poise is impressive. His eyes, clear and straightforward, reveal that He is unafraid. His dress and manner are in sharp contrast with that of Pilate no kingly trappings, though He is a king.
In the conversation that took place between the two men, Pilate could only marvel at the wisdom and strength of One whose kingdom was that of the Spirit and truth. The plaited crown of thorns only enhanced the contrast. Pilate was at a loss to understand. His own tattered, disheveled conduct stared him in the face as he beheld a life with a purpose. “To this end was I born,” said Jesus at the climax of their debate, “and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Everyone that is of the truth hears my voice.” John 18:37
Pilate could only respond with the cynic’s perennial question, “What is truth?” How pitiful! Yet how human and actual Pilate appears. “What is truth?” men ask again. And the answer comes thundering back through God’s Holy Word to know truth men must, like Jesus, stand for truth in scorn of personal consequences. As they stand for truth, the truth will undergird their lives with certainty of eternal life.

May the Lord bless you and keep you

(William Watson)
18097 posts
7/24/2009 6:56 am

well rhonda, if you are happy then i am happy dear, cheers

May the Lord bless you and keep you