Luke 23 .25 And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.
Pilate appealed for Jesus to the crowd, saying that he’d found no evil in this man (Jesus), that he should be released. But the crowd demanded that Barabbas be released instead. Barabbas was an inciter and a murderer. The crowd chose vindication for Barabbas, and a cruel death to our sinless Savior.
People have not changed. We desire, nay, demand, that evil be released unto us; and that God be tortured and put away.
God have mercy on our souls. May we turn to Him as He calls us, prostrate ourselves before Almighty God, and worship Him with all our hearts, all our souls, all our minds, and all our strengths.