We look into some historic information about Pilate and Barabbas to help us better understand Pilate's motives. The Perfect Lamb of God, absolutely innocent of any sin or crime, was pronounced innocent by Pilate and yet handed over to be crucified.
Here we see Jesus before Annas, Caiaphas, and Pilate. The incredible evil of man's heart is on display, and at the same time the perfect carrying out of the sovereign plan of God to redeem us in His Son.
The arrest of Jesus shows the absolute power and sovereignty of God in every aspect of Christ going to the cross. The deity of Christ knocks the mob to the ground with a word, yet we see the incredible hardness of the unbelieving heart in response.