Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


July 28, 2011

How Is truth determined? By majority opinion? Barabbas was a dangerous revolutionary and murderer, and Jesus the innocent. But the crowds freed Barabbas, not Jesus. So much for majority rules!

Wanting to satisfy the crowds, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
                                                     - Mark 15:15 TNIV

Pilate's motivation was pleasing the people..."wanting to satisfy the crowds." That's a dangerous place to be. The next thing you know, he orders Jesus unjustly slaughtered, and a convicted con goes free. For a short while he was very popular amongst the crowds.

So...who are we trying to please? If we are following Christ, might we be trying to please Jesus? it Barabbas or Jesus? Who will you be committed to please today?


Dale Patterson