Unlimited: The Silence of Jesus
May 13, 2021 867
Then the high priest stood up before them and asked Jesus, “Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?” But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer (Mark 14:60–61, NIV).
As a skilled politician, the High Priest Caiaphas knew how to manipulate a situation. During Jesus’ trial, he held back and remained silent.
The accusations were all heard, focusing on Jesus’ statements about the temple. Through it all, Jesus remained in silent dignity.
The High Priest decided to dramatically intervene.
Why did Jesus refuse to answer the High Priest? Why did he refuse to respond to accusations made against him?
Jesus refused to recognise the authority of this court.
Jesus was also silent because there comes a point when there’s nothing more that can be said. Jesus had been teaching publicly for years, and he’d been teaching specifically in the temple, the heart of Jerusalem, during the last week.
They all heard what he had to say. And they already made their decision. Jesus doesn’t play games. Their chance to pull back from the brink had passed.
Jesus doesn’t speak to those who accuse him.
– Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: Could it be that in your heart you have accusations against God that are keeping him from speaking to you? Or perhaps you are trying to wrongfully impose your authority over him. What kinds of attitudes does God require from you so that he may reveal truth to you?
I open my arms to God and I open my heart to God I welcome God in my life cause first my mind and body is God everything I am is God I would never distance myself from God nothing or know one can come between me and God cause he gave up so so much so that I can see and feel and touch his present all around me listen what I feel in my heart and mind nothing can keep God from speaking to me me me and my body amen amen when I'm going through something I lift up my hands and say God hear my voice to thy oh yeah I learn to give thanks to Jesus Christ cause even though we thank God we have to thank Jesus amen amen and that's why a child of my father I continue to thank God Son Jesus Christ too thy end.
I feel within my heart that God should reveal the type of attitude from this world with such love Joy and peace cause God didn't seek not once about his thoughts containig his feelings he only thought of every person in this world that's why today and everyday we as the people should and I say should strongly because he didn't hesitate not once to lay down his son life for me or you so yeah our attitude towards God should be as genuine as he is still towards us today tomorrow and always amen amen yeah yes Lord
GUD LOVES ME
Nov 19, 2022
Jesus Christ the all knowing, knew their minds and had admonished his disciples in Matthew 10:19-20 " But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your father speaking through you". Hence his silence before the high priest.