The sign Pilate had placed on the cross of Jesus read, JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS. This was not by accident, just as nothing in God’s perfect plan is ever an accident. The Jewish leaders wanted the sign to read that He claimed to be the king of the Jews, but in John 19:22, Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.” While Pilate did not change the sign because he was probably just being stubborn, this was all part of God’s plan to make sure all who witnessed the crucifixion Christ knew they were killing the King, the highest and holiest they had ever known.