Pilate could wash his hands, but he could not wash Jesus’ blood off his conscience. 

We cannot be neutral about Christ. We are either for or against Him. There is no middle ground. Jesus said: “He who is not with Me is against Me” (Matthew 12:30).

Jesus is God’s spokesman to man today: God has “in these last days spoken to us by His Son” (Hebrews 1:1–2).

He is the only mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5).

He is our perfect example. Christ left “us an example, that you should follow His steps: ‘Who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth’” (1 Peter 2:21–22).

He is man’s only Savior (Matthew 1:21).

When a man like that stands before you, you do not just pass Him off with a shrug of the shoulders. You have to make a decision—a decision that affects the soul, judgment, and eternity. Jesus said: “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day” (John 12:48).

Someday this will be reversed. Jesus now stands before us, and we have the right to decide what we will do with Him. The day will come when we will stand before Him, and He will decide what to do with us: “We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10).

Do unto Christ today as you would have Him do unto you in the last great day. 

—Anonymous

“Choose for yourselves this day” Joshua 24:15

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