They found no death in him.
Acts 13:26–30 (ASV 1901):
“26Brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and those among you that fear God, to us is the word of this salvation sent forth. 27For they that dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him. 28And though they found no cause of death in him, yet asked they of Pilate that he should be slain. 29And when they had fulfilled all things that were written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a tomb. 30But God raised him from the dead:”
EVERY WORD HERE WAS A PERFECT DUPLICATE OF GOD’S PLAN
Verse 30 proves that concept. In order to raise him from the dead, someone had to have the guts to do that to a young healthy man. Just like someone has to have the same ‘guts’ to take someone’s life in a ‘kill for money’ plan. Both of these sound horrible. Well, one plan was Gods doing, for all humanity to benefit. One plan for a group of men who had no compassion for life—NONE. God’s plan worked again—as he knew it would. God’s plan for man is always the best ever. Hey, it does not always feel that way, though. Why? The answer to this question would take many volumes to explain it, so humans would understand. However, there is a lack of desire to understand everything. Just not enough time in a day, month, year, or lifetime. So? What do we do in between all of our questions? My thoughts along those lines are: If you are comfortable in ‘what is trying to get into your heart, mind, spirit, and soul’, I recommend ‘go with the flow’. No man or woman knows all the correct answers for your thirst of knowledge. Your deepest ‘knower’ accepts the words/thoughts coming into your being; at that point it will shine LIGHT on your life, or a gray tone of darkness. You get to choose what you need to cherish, and reject what you sense will take you off track. I will say: Listen to your heart, be aware of what is going on around you, read your own thoughts keenly (sometimes they are way off). Be kind to yourself like a loving mom is; that warmth remembers something special. God’s voice within is ‘something special’. Never let strange words or fly by night words, rock your boat—as they float around the globe like flood waters. Learn to ‘rise above all tricksters’ (they are all around us, all the time). Discern them (the Bible instructs us along those lines). Just remember that Satan is an accuser, a liar, and a thief. Be strong in the Lord, as he is our Shepherd and friend.
by Robert D. Anderson