PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Mark 14:60-65
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer.” (Mark 14:61)
I try to imagine myself in this situation; could I remain silent?
When I am attacked or accused, I right away go into defence mode.
Either I will defend myself, or I will counter-attack my accuser.
Jesus seems weak by remaining silent, but it really takes great strength.
There is wisdom in Jesus’s silence that I can learn from.
When someone is attacking or accusing me, their minds are made up.
Anything I say will only be used against me.
Silence is a hard defence to overcome, and it can be unsettling.
It also prevents me from saying something I will later regret.
Jesus let his life and teaching speak for itself.
He remained calm, trusting in God, committed to loving his enemies.
I do not have this strength of Jesus, but I do want to grow in it.
My hope is to reflect the quietness of trust and rest in Jesus.
It may not change those around me, but it will speak louder than words!
Lord, I do not have your strength to remain calm and quiet, but I do want it. May your Spirit breathe peace and gentleness in me, and may it speak louder than words!