Apostle Grace Lubega
Matthew 27:20-23 (KJV); But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
Few people live lives directed by the voice of God.
Oftentimes, many rely on what the majority thinks to make important decisions. But history has proven to us that the majority can be wrong.
Our theme scripture is an example. Who could have thought that a crowd of seemingly sane and right-thinking people could agree to sentence an innocent man to death and free a robber?
Examine the narrative. Pilate in an attempt to restore sanity to the situation asked, “What evil has he done?” In response, they shouted louder, “crucify Him!”
At that moment, His innocence was irrelevant.
One may think it is obvious that He who healed, delivered and fed them would be allowed to go free but no, they chose a renowned thief.
The majority should never be the sole vindication for your decisions. Choose, like Pilate’s wife to hear God. The Bible says of her that she told her husband, “Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.” (Matthew 27:19).
No matter how persuasive a crowd might be; no matter how loud their chanting, be the one who hears God before you act.
FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 27:19, Isaiah 30:21
GOLDEN NUGGET: No matter how persuasive a crowd might be; no matter how loud their chanting, be the one who hears God before you act.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. Thank You for the clarity of Your voice in my life. It does not matter how convincing the multitude may be, I choose to hear You and act by Your counsel in all things, in Jesus’ name, Amen.