…You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above… (John 19:11)
As Daniel says, “The Most High is sovereign over all the kingdoms of the earth, and He gives them to whom He pleases.”
God is sovereign. All of History is His story!
Pilate tried to change the story—twice he said, “I find no fault in Him” (vv. 4, 6). But still his caving in to the chief priests fulfilled His story.
The soldiers were looking for personal gain (v. 24), and yet their greed unwittingly fulfilled His story.
Jesus knew what was happening, and purposely let people treat Him a certain way to fulfill His story (vv. 28-30, 36-37).
God is still telling His story today.
The question is—am I willfully fighting against it (like Pilate), or ignorantly fulfilling it (like the soldiers), or obediently submitting to it (like Jesus)?