Whom Shall I Release to You?
Shortly before Christ was sentenced to death by crucifixion, Pilate offered the Jews a choice. They could choose to release Jesus or a murderer by the name of Barabbas (Mark 15:7).
Sadly, the Jews chose a murderer over the Son of God:
‘The governor answered and said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” They said, “Barabbas!” Pilate said to them, “What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said to him, “Let Him be crucified!” Then the governor said, “Why, what evil has He done?” But they cried out all the more, saying, “Let Him be crucified!”’ (Matthew 27:21-23)
In a very real sense, you and I are called to choose between Christ and a murderer (John 8:44) every day of our lives.
Whom are you choosing this day (Joshua 24:15)?
Every choice we are presented with is an opportunity to either draw nearer to our Lord or forsake Him for the enemy.
If your actions this day could be summarized in the form of an answer to the question, "whom shall I release to you?" What would your answer be?
“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.” (Hebrews 6:4-6)