Being Led by the Status Quo
Published by Deborah Negron M.A.
September 17, 2014
20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. 21 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. 22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. 23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified. 24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. 25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. 26 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
Often times we see how people go from not choosing to just following the crowd. They call it the popular vote. Often times these are people who just rathher follow the flow. They don’t wannt to ruffle any feathers. They just do whatvthey have to to keep things comon with the others around them.
I was asked to falsify documents.
I was asked to change a statement. I was asked to sign off on documents I was never even present for when they were formulated. Many followed through.
Others signed their names. And some just did as they were told because they wanted to keep a job.
God did not make us robots. He gave us a mind to decide right from wrong. The staus quo cannot be the most important thing we follow in life..
I choose to follow Jesus. For following Him many have and will suffer. For following Him its worth the cost.
Jesus today, let me stand up and be counted.
Let me speak. A word for you is nothing to be ashamed of. The time is now. The decision yours. Being a coward is a choice. Standing firm is a decision only the true believer makes.
Too many today follow the crowd. It is easier to go along with what everyone else is doing. But we must be counted. We must one day stand before the Lord.
What will the evidence of our faith be if we have not pressed on on faith. Salmon fish would never have offspring if they would not go against the stream and climb higher and higher. They must always follow what the Creator designed to reach maturity and fulfill their role in this world. So, we, are to press on in the midst of ridicule. Press on the midst of controversy. Press on against the forces that want to keep us from our God given identity.
The believer must not succumb to the pressures of the world. We must follow the truth of God’s word. His Word is our Ruler. By Him, we Measure all things.