There is a modern saying that politics can make for strange bedfellows. Such is the case here: The Pharisees and the Herodians were constantly at odds with each other. Now, however, they worked together to confront the challenge of Jesus. While they were looking for ways to accuse Him before Pilate, little did they realize that this second test would demonstrate the purity of Jesus under biblical law. What Satan planned for evil, God turned into a revelation of the righteousness of Jesus.