Who will you obey?
Mark 15:9 But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?
Pilate attempts to reason with the crowd. You know that Barabbas is a murderer, a terrorist, a menace to society. I have examined Jesus and found no wrong, no sin in him.
Mark 15:10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.
He knew, he was a man and knew the ways of men.
1 Cor 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
These men were not in God's spirit, if they were, they would not have betrayed the Lord of glory. They did not know the author of our salvation; the living Word of God.They had delivered him for envy. Today they throw him out of our schools and courts, for political correctness, it is only envy. People desire importance, making themselves as gods, while ignoring the true God, and putting man's words above his commandments.
Mark 15:11 But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.
The chief priests moved them, they obeyed their spiritual leaders. Who do we listen to? Aol news? Party politicians? We had better listen to God, by knowing his word and his voice. Discern the spirits, especially in these last days.
Mark 15:12 And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?
They had cried Hosanna, deliver us now, they saw him as king a week before. Now they deliver him to satan, crying, crucify him, crucify him.
Mark 15:13 And they cried out again, Crucify him.
Mark 15:14 Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.
What evil had he done? None, for he was doing the will of God. The sinless and perfect Son of God was to die, spilling his blood for our sins. This was the plan of God, the cup that he gave to Jesus.
Mat 26:39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
He loved us that much. Who will you follow and who will you obey? Obey God and receive and follow His Son.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Rom 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
Rom 8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
Rom 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.