02/10/19 – Matt 26:47-68; Psalm 32:1-11; Proverbs 8:27-32
Matthew 26: 59 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. 60 But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward 61 and declared, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.’”
We see in this passage the illegal charge that was used to put Jesus to death. And I find it interesting that we see the same charge used to justify the stoning of Stephen.
Acts 6: 12 So they stirred up the people and the elders and the teachers of the law. They seized Stephen and brought him before the Sanhedrin. 13 They produced false witnesses, who testified, “This fellow never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law. 14 For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs Moses handed down to us.”