devotional post # 2072
Luk 22:63 Now the men who were tormenting Jesus were ridiculing him as they beat him.
Luk 22:64 They also blindfolded him and kept telling him, “Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?”
Luk 22:65 And they said many other things against him, insulting him.
Society naturally recoils when its police, who are to serve and protect, use their authority to brutalize and insult without restraint. These men were the temple police. They should have been models of integrity. Even if they did not know who their prisoner was, they had no excuse for how they treated him.
But look at Jesus, quietly taking it. He could have encouraged his disciples to get the population to riot, and the millions in the city at the time could have burned and looted it. It would not have solved anything. The real problem we all face is sin, and sin’s solution required a Savior going to the cross.
LORD, thank you for quietly taking the insults, and rescuing us from ourselves.