Our text will be taken from Luke 23:18-19. And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas: 23:19 (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)
Look how it was in Noah’s day.
Look how it was in Paul’s day.
And here, the majority has a chance to have a good man to be freed from death and one day, be their king. He was a miracle worker. He raised people from the dead, healed the sick, cleansed the lepers, and cast out devils, but is that what the majority wanted? No!
Look at the people’s choice. Look at our text. A man named Barabbas. He was their choice. They wanted him to be set free. One that was guilty of murder. A criminal, if you please. I’m not sure I understand their choice. Why would you want a murderer freed verses a good, clean, pure, and holy one put to death? Maybe that’s the answer. Because the majority of people are not good, clean, pure, and holy. They feel more comfortable being around someone like them. Whatever the reason, the people’s choice was a murderer, not a good man.
I can’t help but think when people are offered a chance to get saved, guess which one the majority picks to be their savior? Well, let’s just say it’s the People’s choice. That is, it will be someone beside the Lord Jesus Christ.
Since today is ‘Good Friday’ if you have never been saved, why not spend some time thinking who your choice is. Will it be Jesus or the People’s choice?
If you have been saved, why not give thanks that God’s choice was the one that you chose to get you to Heaven. He is able to get you there.
Remember, it’s God’s choice or the People’s choice.