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During Passover, Pilate always freed one prisoner chosen by the people. And at that time there was a prisoner named Barabbas. He and some others had been arrested for murder during a riot. The crowd now came and asked Pilate to set a prisoner free, just as he usually did. Pilate asked them, “Do you want me to free the king of the Jews?” Pilate knew that the chief priests had brought Jesus to him because they were jealous. But the chief priests told the crowd to ask Pilate to free Barabbas. Then Pilate asked the crowd, “What do you want me to do with this man you say is the king of the Jews?” They yelled, “Nail him to a cross!” Pilate asked, “But what crime has he done?” “Nail him to a cross!” they yelled even louder. Pilate wanted to please the crowd. So he set Barabbas free. Then he ordered his soldiers to beat Jesus with a whip and nail him to a cross.
The crowd that yelled "Crucify Him" did not know that they were asking for the very thing that God Himself wanted! If they had spared Jesus from death, they would have condemned themselves to Hell!
It is the ultimate example of "all things working together for the good" of those who love the Lord. So never assume that getting rid of evil in the world is the only way to promote the Will of God on earth! God will accomplish His work on earth whether the king is wicked or righteous! You can be sure of that and be at peace!
"Lord Jesus, thank You that even when the crowd yells 'Crucify Him' Your will is being done in all things! And may You be praised forever. Amen."