Strength in Restraint

Luke 23:8-12 – When Herod saw Jesus, he was greatly pleased, because for a long time he had been wanting to see him. From what he had heard about him, he hoped to see him perform a sign of some sort. He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer.10 The chief priests and the teachers of the law were standing there, vehemently accusing him. 11 Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate. 12 That day Herod and Pilate became friends—before this they had been enemies.

There is an old saying, “whoever yells the loudest wins”. That was the tactic that the Jewish leaders took with Jesus in their attempt to change public opinion of who He really was. Yet, when it would have been so easy for Jesus to respond to their false accusations, He choose to remain silent. We spend too much time talking and not enough time listening — to one another and, more importantly, to the Lord. Remember, think before you speak, make sure your words honor the Lord and silence isn’t always a sign of weakness.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

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