Silent Again

Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?"
"Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.
When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer. Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?" But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single chargeā€”to the great amazement of the governor.
Matthew 27:11-14

Two times in one evening Jesus was silent when accused: once before the high priest (Matthew 26:63), and the other before Pilate (and the chief priests and elders). He had every reason in the world to lay out neatly how and why he was innocent, but didn't. He was completely innocent of charges and he remained silent. Jesus Christ showed amazing restraint, when only a week before he was overturning tables in the temple with the money changers. It could have been much worse for Pilate and the religious leaders, but Jesus restrained himself.

How many of us jump at the first opportunity to defend ourselves when we're wronged? And very very few of us have ever been at a point where a good defense could have saved our lives. Nobody likes to be falsely accused, nobody. I'm sure Jesus didn't like to be falsely accused. Obviously Jesus knew the end to the story (both His and theirs) and acted accordingly.

He knows when you're falsely accused. He knows when you've been wronged.

And He knows the end to my story and your story.

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