As Jesus sat before his accusers, He knew they would be unable to put together the proof they needed to convict Him and have Him crucified. Almost like an episode of the “Keystone Cops”, these men paraded false witness after false witness simply to substantiate the allegations–all failed. Jesus sat quietly, He knew that they would never be able to prove a charge by His words, because He only spoke the truth; and the truth was not blasphemy.
Still, there was the mission. Jesus was to be the sacrificial lamb–so when the chief priest asked Him ,”Are you the Messiah?” He decided to help them out. “You Have Said it!” Jesus replied. Jesus had to make their case for them. When He did, Jesus knew what would follow. Amazingly, Jesus was OK with it. So, as the Keystone cops reveled in their victory and abused the Son of God, he quietly paid the price and made the sacrifice for those He loved.
Jesus cares for us with the same measure that He cared for His disciples and the world. He was willingly ready to give up His Life, His deity and His connection to the Father–so that our relationship could be restored. So, we as His chosen, must be ready to move forward and trust Him. Paul laid out the plan–“Set your hearts on things above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above; not on earthly things.” We have to set our mind on eternal things and live lives that honor God and Christ who gave up everything so that we could have a relationship with Him.
God Bless You
Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled. 58 But Peter followed him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest.He entered and sat down with the guards to see the outcome.
59 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. 60 But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward.
Finally two came forward 61 and b, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.’”
62 Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, “Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?” 63 But Jesus remained silent.
The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God:Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.”
64 “You have said so,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”[e]
65 Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy. 66 What do you think?”
“He is worthy of death,” they answered.
67 Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him 68 and said, “Prophesy to us, Messiah. Who hit you?”