Day 6: What Do You Learn From Jesus’ Meekness in This Situation?

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Read: Mark 14: 53-65

And they led Jesus to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together. And Peter had followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he was sitting with the guards and warming himself at the fire. Now the chief priests and the whole council were seeking testimony against Jesus to put him to death, but they found none. For many bore false witness against him, but their testimony did not agree. And some stood up and bore false witness against him, saying, “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.’” Yet even about this their testimony did not agree. And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, “Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?” But he remained silent and made no answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?” and jesus said, “i am, and you will see the son of man seated at the right hand of power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”new-twitter_bird-gray And the high priest tore his garments and said, “What further witnesses do we need? You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?” And they all condemned him as deserving death. And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to strike him, saying to him, “Prophesy!” And the guards received him with blows.

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What do you learn from Jesus’ meekness in this situation?

About cashclan

Lisa is a grateful, born-again follower of Jesus Christ who has spent her adult life on the Gospel in several global contexts. She is the wife of one wonderful, jungle-gym of a man, who is to her the single most ravishing piece of flesh on planet earth (stolen good-heartedly from Christine Caine). She is a dedicated home educator to their four beautiful children, ages 6 to 12, whom she would be happy to gush over any time. She is an avid reader and a storyteller, an aspiring writer, a missionary to the nations and a singer of His praises, a loyal friend, an obsessive-compulsive Googler, and comedienne extraordinaire on her best days. She would also like to think that she is a loyal and loving, truth-telling friend.
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2 Responses to Day 6: What Do You Learn From Jesus’ Meekness in This Situation?

  1. cashclan says:

    I have been the object of serious false accusations before and I defended myself and defended myself and defended myself, So many words. The situation ended up in my “favor,” but maybe it could have ended much more quickly (and painlessly) if I had spoken far more sparingly, with the kind of wisdom which I know is offered to me through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. But this is probably one of my hottest spots for sin. I do not like to be misunderstood, and I will beat that dead horse until I have exhausted myself and every single person around me. I want to be better. I want to be ABLE to remain silent when I should and to speak boldly when I should. This requires that I abide in Him!!! I cannot do this one on my own, no way. I am so thankful that He continues to put me into impossible situations, where I need Him and call out to Him, or I fall and am humbled by Him (and THEN realize I needed Him and call out to Him!) He pursues me so relentlessly, never letting up on making me more like Christ year after year, trial after trial. Wow.

  2. Teri says:

    This makes me think of the adage, “Pick you battles.” Jesus didn’t speak to defend himself, but when questioned as to who he was and his relationship to God (as his son), he finally spoke up. He chose the more important time to speak. He wanted them to know that he was in fact who they suspected. He wanted there to be no question as to who he followed, God the Father.

    He wasn’t just meek. He was slow to anger (and didn’t get angry at all). It’s so easy to get angry when you’re falsely accused. I have much to learn!

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