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The Guard at the Tomb

Matthew 27:62-66

62 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.63 “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ 64 So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.”

65 “Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.” 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.

This shows that both the Jewish leaders and the Romans were well aware of the need to guard the tomb, and that they took all necessary measures to secure it. These security measures simply gave greater testimony to the miracle of the resurrection. If Jesus’ tomb was unguarded then we might not be certain that His body wasn’t stolen.

– David Guzik

How does this passage further highlight the miracle of Jesus’ resurrection?

  1. 17/10/2012 at 2:01 pm

    No matter how much people and the devil have tried to thwart God’s ultimate plan for human kind’s salvation, Christ prevails!

    I find great comfort in the solid evidence (from and apart from the Bible) that is available to prove our faith is well placed!

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