Today's reading has many truths but let me share two that really struck home with me.
In Exodus 34:29-35 we see that being with God and receiving and accepting His Word and obeying His Word will cause our life to shine. My response? Shine thru me Jesus! Let others see a transformed life glowing with the love and forgiveness of God.
In Matthew 27:15-31 We have the familiar story of Jesus, Barabbas and Pilate. As I apply the truths of this encounter I find that within my life is released either Barabbas or Jesus-- the power of the flesh or the power of God. Our choice! Who will rule my life today??? The flesh or Jesus? Who will be released by my actions and decisions, the flesh or Jesus?
Even though we wash our hands as Pilate did, we cannot evade the repercussions of our choice. I choose Jesus, Holy Spirit give strength, wisdom and guidance to live my choice.