Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Praetorium

February 13

Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 27:1 – 31 

Verse of the Day: Matthew 27:27 – “Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium, and gathered unto him the whole band.”

The Praetorium was the palace in which the governor or procurator of a province resided, to which use the Romans were accustomed to appropriate the palaces already existing, and formerly dwelt in by kings or princes. At Jerusalem, it was a magnificent palace which Herod the Great had built for himself, and which the Roman procurators seemed to have occupied whenever they came from Caesarea to Jerusalem to transact public business. 

A magnificent palace that became a scene of brutal treatment of the King of the Universe. The soldiers mocked and abused Him there. The creature desecrated the Creator. And yet, this was all in the plan and purpose of God. Our forgiveness and restoration will come from this treatment. We may not always be able to understand God’s method, but let us trust Him to provide for us.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your plans.

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