When Pontius Pilate tried to release Jesus and the people called out for Barabbas instead, he then asked them “What shall I do with Jesus?”
Well, we know what Pilate did with him, he had him crucified. Before we get too self-righteous here, we too crucify Christ all over again when we don’t put him first.
We live in a world where the pressure to conform to the world is more intense than ever in my memory. The push in the world around us is to have everyone approve a way of life that is defined by a few and completely contrary to the ways and the Word of God.
Don’t do it. Don’t give in. Just because it is popular doesn’t mean it is right. In fact, it is a pretty strong indicator of being wrong if it is popular. Jesus made most of the people mad but the way he did it was living right and the presence of the true “Measuring Stick” made everyone see how unclean they / we are. You don’t know you need a bath until you take a look at yourself against someone who has been cleaned up. You suddenly wish you could drop through the floor and get away.
What shall I do with Jesus? Give my life to him. Love him. Trust him. FOLLOW HIM IN ALL THINGS. AIM YOUR LIFE FOR JESUS!