Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified. – Matthew 27:26
Pilate had a decision to make as it regards releasing Jesus whom he found innocent of the crimes He was being accused of. His wife also sent a message warning him not to participate in hanging an innocent man, yet Pilate still had Jesus scourged and delivered Him to be crucified because he wanted to please the people.
This is where democracy (government of the people by the people for the people) fails. When it is obvious to a leader that something is wrong but vox populi (the voice of the people) says it is right, he is bound to do it. Pilate knew it was wrong to kill the Innocent One, yet he yielded to the voice of the people, against his conscience. God will hold him accountable for his actions.
Democracy has become one of the banes of modern society, where everything is put to vote: homosexuality, lesbianism, abortion, same sex marriage, etc are now legal because that is what people want.
People have become so darkened in their hearts that they have completely killed the voice of their conscience; knowing what is right, but deciding to do otherwise because they can swing enough votes to back them.
What is God telling you to do that is not popular with the crowd?
Every decision you take has an outcome, and you are accountable, good or bad.
Hold fast to godly TENETS this THURSDAY!
Romans 1:20-32 and James 4:17.
“Lord, today I yield my will to stand by your Word against popular opinion from the world. Help me to make the right decisions and calls even if it means standing alone from the crowd in Jesus name.”