November 12, 2019

Justice Begins in the Heart

“The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death.”  – Matthew 26:59 In Jesus’ day, the Sanhedrin was a Jewish high court made up of rabbis who were responsible for carrying out tribunals that would enforce the law of the Lord. They operated with the permission of the Roman government and were mostly comprised of Saducees, a group of Hebrew scholars who were generally friendly toward local governing authorities. Their meeting place was called the Hall of Hewn Stone and it was within the temple, fairly close to the Holy of Holies. Ironically, though they were appointed to uphold the law, in the case of crucifying Jesus, they broke it in multiple ways. As members of the Sanhedrin, there were three rules they were always supposed to adhere to: they were not supposed to meet at night,

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