Matthew 27:18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
The religious world wanted to control the thinking and actions of the people. They weren’t concerned for the people. They were concerned for the position, their status, their livelihood which came from the religion of the day.
Jesus came to save. Jesus came to rescue hurting people. Jesus was in the people business while the religious people were in the “save their job” business. They knew that if the people heard Jesus and believed Him it would end their rule over the hearts and lives of people. They hated Jesus, not for what He was saying or the truths He taught but for purely selfish reasons.
They wanted Jesus killed because they needed to shut Him up. They needed to save their own skins. They needed the people to listen and obey and Jesus was hindering that.
How many times do you stand against Jesus because of what you want. You want to save your own ideas and that means that you can’t allow Jesus to speak!? Time to decide that He is right and we need Him.