John 18:28, 31
In verse 30 they call Jesus an "evildoer."
In John 19:12 the Jews threaten Pilate with Caesar if he tries to release Jesus.
How far we fall when we want to get something done! And then we justify ourselves in our own minds by holding religiously to our traditions that make us look good at the same time. The Jews not only lied about Jesus they admitted they were trying to get something done that was not in God's Law. They had to go to their enemies, the Romans, to get done what they wanted done.
Wow.....do we do we this? Sometimes I would say we do. We really want something to happen so we resort to tactics that don't glorify God, that more resemble the way Satan does things than how God does things. And we keep looking good on the outside for our benefit and others.
Oh Lord, save us!