Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded
the crowd to ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus.
The governor again said to them,
’Which of the two do you want me to release for you?’
And they said, ‘Barabbas.’

Matthew 27:20-21

With mob courage and led by devious men, they chose the rebel murderer. Our Lord stood firm in commitment to the truth while apparently alone; but he was not alone, for his Father was with him.
He will also honour us when we speak up for truth.

Daily Reading: Matthew 26:1-29