Read John 19:12-16
Then Pilate tried to release [Jesus], but the Jewish leaders shouted, “If you release this man, you are no ‘friend of Caesar.’ Anyone who declares himself a king is a rebel against Caesar.”
Then Pilate turned Jesus over to them to be crucified. – John 19:12,16a (NLT)
When pressure comes upon someone, you find out what’s inside. Geologic pressure can produce a valuable diamond, but it can also produce an earthquake or volcanic eruption, with all the death and destruction that entails. The evil one knows where each of our pressure points are. The question is “How are we going to react when pressure comes to turn away from following God?” May God increase our faith and our endurance as we continue to abide in Him.