The Trial

Matthew 27:12, Luke 22:66-23:16

Hands roped together, Jesus stands trial before one judge after the other. Insults and false accusations are heaped upon Him. But. Instead of retaliating, He is silent like a lamb led to the slaughter.

Jesus is alive today. He knows every detail of your life. He sees the reproaches, injustice and slander that you may have to bear, and He calls you to His side:

Come to Me – to the place of judgement, where I was unjustly accused. Here you will find Me. Don't be like My disciples, who ran away rather than face judgement. Listen quietly to your critics. Don't lash out in words as you try to clear your reputation. Don't fight for your rights. If you hit back by accusing, judging and condemning others, you take the side of the evil one, who is the accuser. He will draw you into his realm of strife and bitterness. But if you listen to what others have to say, without rushing to justify yourself, you will know My love and the sense of My presence.

Those who bear unjust rebukes are close to Me and will have a foretaste of heavenly peace and joy even in this life.

M. Basilea Schlink (Where can we find Jesus? )

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