He who shouts loudest doesn’t always have to get their own way.
Luke 23: 20-25
“Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again. But they kept shouting, ‘Crucify him! Crucify him!’ For the third time he spoke to them: ‘Why? What crime has this man committed? I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore I will have him punished and then release him.’ But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed. So Pilate decided to grant their demand. He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for, and surrendered Jesus to their will.”
Three times it looked like Jesus may be released and freed from the threat of death.
But the shout of the enemy prevailed.
Pilate caved in (the Message paints such a great picture at times).
What or who is trying to shout you down today ?
You know the truth. You know who is innocent. But the shouts are louder and louder. They are relentless.
Don’t be tempted to go for an easy life.
Don’t be afraid of the bark.
Stand your ground.
Stand up for the innocent and those who cannot speak. Especially if God has put you in a place of authority.
The loudest don’t have to win.