Regrann from @laurenbeamusic - This morning in my Bible study, I went through the moment when Jesus was arrested, stood before all of His accusers and was condemned and accused of crimes He did not commit.
Isaiah 53:7 "He was oppressed and afflicted yet He did NOT open His mouth. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent so He did not open His mouth." Jesus was most likely interrogated, yelled at, spit on for hours with constant lies spewing from people's mouths. They accused Him of not being the Son of God, for blasphemy and not being who He claimed to be. In all this, what did Jesus do? Nothing. He remained silent. But why? He was INNOCENT. He was most innocent person to ever walk this earth, perfect in all of His ways, why didn't He defend Himself?
Jesus didn't open His mouth to defend Himself once. He didn't because, HE DID NOT HAVE TO. He knew He was exactly who He said He was. This made my think, Why are we so quick to argue, stand up for ourselves, prove others wrong?
We get so stuck on others opinions and thoughts about us we will go to war to be right in their eyes, but why do we do this when Jesus was completely innocent and never once spoke a word in return? Remember, this was life or death for Him and He chose to STAND in the assurance of His Father. I don't know about you, but I need to do more resting in the opinions of my God over anyone else's.
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