Most people have something in common with Pilate.
It’s not being Roman. It’s not living in a foreign country. It’s not political power or aspirations.
What most people have in common with Pilate is their opinion of and reaction to Jesus:
“Pilate then went out again, and said to them, “Behold, I am bringing Him out to you, that you may know that I find no fault in Him.”” (John 19:4 NKJV)
Most people hold Jesus in high-opinion! They believe Jesus was a good person. They believe Jesus was innocent, without guilt. They believe Jesus did not deserve to be crucified. But they’re still not interested in following him.
People are too busy to follow Jesus. People are not interested in giving up anything to follow Jesus. People are not interested in their own relationship with God to follow Jesus.
Whatever the reason people give for not following Jesus, most people find no fault in Jesus … but they are not willing enough to get involved with him. Or perhaps it is that most ·people are not willing enough to let Jesus get involved with them.
“When Pilate saw that he could not prevail at all, but rather that a tumult was rising, he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this just Person. You see to it.”” (Matthew 27:24 NKJV)