Then the whole multitude of them arose and led Him to Pilate. And they began to accuse Him, saying, “We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, saying that He Himself is Christ, a King.” Then Pilate asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?” He answered him and said, “It is as you say.” So Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowd, “I find no fault in this Man.” (Luke 23:1-4)
Having already faced severe injustice at the hands of the Jewish Council, Jesus is taken to the Roman governor Pilate and there accused of treason against Rome. The charge had no basis in fact. Even Pilate, upon examination, could “find no fault in this Man”. However, they were not interested in truth and justice. They were determined to eliminate this threat to their position and power (John 11:45-53). As you think about the horrible treatment Jesus suffered, be sure to learn the value of justice. Learn to pursue what is true and just. Be fair in your treatment of others. Do not follow the evil example of those whose lies vainly veiled their plot to kill Jesus.