Matthew 26: 57-68
“What is your judgment?” They answered, “He deserves death.” (Matthew 26:66 ESV)
Jesus received an unfair judgement. Arrested in secret. Tried in the middle of the night. He faced a sham trial, with false witnesses, shady-power-hungry adjudicators, and a corrupted militant mob like police force. Jesus was judged guilty. He was declared deserving of death.
Ironic seems like such a pitifully inadequate word to describe the scenario. He was wrongly accused. Wrongly judged. Wrongly killed. All so that he might bring an opportunity for eternal life to the very men who were killing him.
“What is your judgement?” They asked. Well, thanks to Jesus all that have entered into salvation have entered into a judgement of life.