It seems that people end up in a bad place because of bad choices. They give up the thing they want most for the thing they want now.
I want to save for college, but I want this Coke & fries right now.
I want a long and happy marriage, but this coworker is very attractive.
I want to lose weight, but one donut won't hurt, and besides, I've been so good - I'll reward myself!
The crowd in Matthew 27 shouted for Barabbas to be released, not Jesus. Pilate went along with them. Each of them wanted to be popular, to fit in, to go along with the crowd (mob.) What did they give up?
Probably something they wanted most.
What will you say "no" to, today, in order to get the thing you want most?