Tues, 02/06/18, "Day of Praise"
Luke 23:24 - "So Pilate decided that their demand should be granted."
1 Corinthians 2:2 - "For I [Paul] decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified."
Pilate decided on the crowd against Jesus. Paul decided on Jesus and his cross, period. What have you decided?
One time I asked a guy whose jacket was covered in logos of professional basketball teams, "Which team do you pull for?" With a slight turn toward me, he replied, "Whichever one I'm betting on."
Hmmmm. "Whichever one I'm betting on." He might as well have said, "I decide to give my energy and money to the one that I need to win."
Pilate bet on the crowd and bet against Jesus. Paul bet on Jesus and the cross of Jesus Christ.
In other words, Pilate decided to give his energy and money to the crowd. Paul decided to give his energy and money to Jesus and Jesus's cross.
Pilate needed the crowd to win because Pilate wanted his own JOB to be saved. Paul needed Jesus to win because Paul wanted his own LIFE ALONG WITH THE LIVES OF OTHERS to be saved.
Hey, y'all, decisions, decisions, decisions today. Ya need to go with Jesus. He's won.