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Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Our Savior’s Silence

on April 1, 2015
“They don’t know who they’re messing with!”
Have you ever felt that way? Maybe towards a co-worker who seemed intent on undermining your position.  Or after receiving rude and disrespectful service, especially since the person’s entire job was to be hospitable!  It is natural to respond with anger. Give them a piece of your mind. Put them in their place.
Of anyone who ever lived, Jesus had the most right to say, “Don’t they know who I am?”  And Jesus definitely put his critics in their place at times. When they tried to trip him up on healing on the sabbath, and paying taxes to Caesar. We know what happened to the money changers.
But at other moments—before Pilate, and on the cross—He was mostly silent.  Instead of anger, His response was forgiveness. Rather than put His accusers in their place, He took our place.  And now the Father has exalted Him to the highest place, where He will reign as king forever. Not only that, His sacrifice made a way for us—the very people who deserved His treatment—to reign with Him.

As Good Friday approaches, what most stands out to you about Christ’s final days?


15 responses to “Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Our Savior’s Silence

  1. What stands out to me the most about Christ’s final days is the immensity of the love that led and then kept Him on that cross. I cannot even begin to comprehend a love like that and yet I am on the receiving end of it. How blessed we are!

  2. carolapv says:

    Just finished studying the gospel of Luke; Jesus told the disciples about the plan of salvation, explained that he would suffer and die. The disciples didn’t get it. Jesus was patient with them. Following his resurrection he met with them and explained again. Jesus’ love is both patient and persistent. And like Heather said, his love is immense!

  3. Rather sobering truth isn’t it? So many times I fall short of this. Our first reaction is to fight back, defend ourselves. But He is our Defender. He defends us before Satan. So I think He does a good job.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this with #ThursdayTheologyBlogs.

    Seven times seventy times, and He was an amazing example of patience, forgiveness, grace, and how we should love our neighbors.

    Have a blessed Easter.

  5. hollymcberty says:

    Thank you for sharing on Waiting on…Wednesday. It can get overwhelming (in a good way) to think about living the way He did. Just like the 90’s popular saying – we need to live with the theme of WWJD. Have a blessed day!

  6. time2refuel says:

    What stands out to me is the pain and agony He was willing to endure. His love is like no other and I am so grateful.

  7. wisdom4wives says:

    I’m grateful too. 🙂

  8. JES says:

    This is so true! What a wonderful reminder of His humility when He could have sent legions of angels to His rescue… Thank you for sharing this encouragement on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

  9. tmpresser says:

    Thank you for sharing this thought provoking post at Good Morning Mondays. If we could behave and think like Jesus, what a blessing we would be to others and an example of His love, grace and forgiveness. Blessings

  10. Letetia says:

    This is a very encouraging post! Looking to Christ’s example inspires us to godliness and convicts us when we fall short. Thank you for sharing and for linking at Motivate and Rejuvenate Monday!

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