Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Securing What Didn't Belong

Matthew 27:65
65"Take a guard," Pilate answered. "Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how."

Pilate heard rumors that Jesus would be raised from the dead. His perception of 'raised from the dead' involved Jesus' body being stolen by his followers. What Pilate didn't understand was followers wouldn't be taking Jesus' body. For Jesus had the power to pick His own life back up just as He willingly laid it down. What does it mean to secure? According to Merriam Webster's Dictionary, there are a few definitions for secure:

1a archaic : unwisely free from fear or distrust : overconfident b : easy in mind : confident c : assured in opinion or expectation : having no doubt
2a : free from danger b : free from risk of loss c : affording safety d : trustworthy, dependable
3: assured 1

Pilate charged the guard with securing something that didn't belong to Pilate. All the security devices in the world at that time did not matter. Jesus' resurrection was proof that death nor anything else could not hold him. Sealing the tomb and placing a guard outside just meant no one could get in. Pilate and the high priests underestimated Jesus' power and ability to get out. ALL authority has been given to Jesus by God the Father which means He can do anything, even the impossible to man's naked eye. One can not secure something that God has not deemed belongs to them. Jesus' life didn't belong to Pilate or anyone else who sought to take his life; therefore, their security attempts failed. Jesus did what was deemed by God the Father because it is to Him that He belongs. The only security we have is that in Jesus.

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