In reply all the people said, Let his blood be on us and on our children!”

~Matthew 27:25, NET


Sin, all sin, is utterly stupid.


There is no need to look up the word ‘asininism’ because it is not in the dictionary, yet. I made it up yesterday morning. An asininism is an extremely ridiculous and stupid statement. Pilate knew that Jesus was innocent and he tried to appease his conscience by washing his hands in public and saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. It is your responsibility!” There was a crowd of rabble present but they were lead by the chief priest and the elders {Sanhedrin} and there reply was,Let his blood be on us and on our children! Several million Jews since have regretted their forefathers blatant ignorance and asininity. The word asinine is not a bad word. The word asinine is derived from the Latin asinus, “ass”[donkey]. Asinine is a lack of judgment that results in a stupid deed or word. It is something foolish, half-witted, moronic, idiotic, stupid or absurd. You read this statement uttered by the most prominent Jews of the day and you asks yourself, “What on earth were they thinking!” How could highly intelligent people make such a idiotic statement?

The answer is actually simple: they were deceived by sin. Sin by nature is deceptive; it has a way of blinding us to reality. These Jewish religious leaders knew the Old Testament by memory; many of them were considered scholars. Do not underestimate the power of sin to deceive. Adam and Eve would never have eaten the fruit had they known the results that would follow. Sin has a way of hiding the consequences. It reveals the pleasure aspect but it cunningly hides the consequences. First of all, no human should have been treated the way they treated Jesus. Can you imagine our Supreme Court Justices attending an execution and cheering the death of the condemned? This statement of claiming responsibility for the death of Christ is the most asinine statement ever uttered.

The purpose of the blog is not to make fun of their stupidity; it is an admonition for us not to follow suit. We all have the potential of saying stupid things that will come back to haunt us. I guess this blog is a reminder for me to think before I speak. It is a good habit that I have yet to form.

I think I blog this verse every time I read a new translation; but the new word is fresh. Love the warm weather. Bill Smith is progressing and so is John Wydner. Pray for both: they have a lot in common; they are extremely good men; Gentle giants.

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