September 17, 2021 - In Matthew chapter 27, Pilate gave the people the choice of releasing a hardened criminal named Barabbas or Jesus. Whipped into a frenzy by their leaders, the people chose Barabbas. Then Pilate asked the question, “What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?” The people shouted, “Let him be crucified”
That question is a universal question. It is a question asked by all races and all classes of people. The truth is, once a man or woman has heard about Jesus and learned the truth about Jesus, they can never be the same.
The magnitude of the question is seen when we consider Jesus is God’s spokesman to man. Jesus is the only mediator between God and man. Jesus is mankind’s only savior and our perfect example.
In times past, shepherds were attracted to Jesus and wise men came to worship him. Herod was afraid of him and tried to kill him. Some were jealous of him and tried to ensnare him in his speech. His own people refused to receive him and one of his twelve closest companions for 3 years, a man named Judas betrayed him. Peter denied him, Pilate tried to be neutral about him, and before his conversion Paul persecuted his followers.
However, the question is, what will YOU do with Jesus? Will you accept him? Will you obey him? Will you live his kind of life?
It’s something to think about…..tbp
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