A Sham and a Shame

WS-devo_PMSThen the high priest stood up before the others and asked Jesus, “Well, aren’t you going to answer these charges? What do you have to say for yourself?” But Jesus was silent and made no reply. Then the high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?”

Jesus said, “I AM. And you will see the Son of Man seated in the place of power at God’s right hand and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

Then the high priest tore his clothing to show his horror and said, “Why do we need other witnesses? You have all heard his blasphemy. What is your verdict?”

"Guilty!” they all cried. “He deserves to die!” Then some of them began to spit at him, and they blindfolded him and beat him with their fists. “Prophesy to us,” they jeered. And the guards slapped him as they took him away. (‭Mark‬ ‭14‬:‭60-65‬ NLT)

The arrest and trial of Jesus by the Jewish leaders was a sham. No justice or truth was pursued here, only their own agenda.

There is much injustice in the world, yet there is no one as innocent as Jesus. And yet He was unjustly accused, shamed, and condemned.

God always understands injustice far better than we do. No one can claim He doesn't understand, for His Son endured true injustice for all humanity. ©Word-Strong_2015