Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
– Matthew 27:25
If only they knew their true need for His blood to be upon them and their children? The perfect passover Lamb was standing before them, ready to be lead silently to the slaughter. But in their seething anger they could see neither their desperate need or the satisfaction of their need before their eyes.
Amazingly, a short time later; after Jesus’ death, burial, resurrection and ascension to heaven they would be angry at the preaching of Christ’s disciples, and the same gathering of religious leaders would say to the disciples, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!” Didn’t they just say, “His blood be on us, and our children“?
Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik
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Additional Daily Devotionals
My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers
Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon
Books on the Gospels
“Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah” by Alfred Edersheim