A Very Clear Rejection
| The Jews of the
first century did reject the Anointed One. When Jesus was before Pilate
they cried, "His blood be on us and on our children" (Matt. 27:
25). When Pilate exclaimed, "Behold, your King," they cried out,
"Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them,
Shall I crucify your king? The chief priests answered, We have no king but
Caesar." No clearer rejection can be expressed than the rejection of
Jesus by the Jews of that day.
It is strange that the Jews would reject Him since He was a Jew. The prophets of the Jews had foretold of Him and described Him so that they could have identified Him. Greater knowledge and respect for that revelation could have made a difference. His life, work and fulfillment of the prophecies should have convinced them He was the Son of God.