Some people just want your blood
“Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people, and said to them, ‘You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him. Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death. Therefore, I will punish him and then release him.’ But the whole crowd shouted, ‘Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!’” (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.)”
Even when there is no proof. Even when the rulers said he was innocent.
Even when you have done nothing wrong. Even when the only proof is that you have been set up. Even when you are going to face some punishment as a token to please others.
Even then there will be some who want more.
You see some people just want blood.
On to centre stage walks a villain. In fact it has been proven he is guilty of some of the things that Jesus was falsely accused of.
The same people who want Jesus blood don’t want the blood of the murderer.
But they don’t understand the reason Jesus came was to take the place of Barabbas anyway.
Not only his place but theirs too.
People like to play being God. They want you removed. Out of position.
However, you belong to God. He has appointed you. Your position is in Him.
Those who want blood are usually blinded to the important detail.