THE STORY OF JESUS: Luke 23:8-12
“Jesus gave him no answer.” (Luke 23:9)
Jesus just stood there quietly, looking like a fool.
Herod wanted a sign, Jesus gave him nothing.
In the end Herod only saw a buffoon, a meek helpless mute.
Jesus does not come across like a worldly leader or celebrity.
He does not draw attention to Himself, and avoided the spotlight when He could.
People were always demanding proof or signs to back Him up.
He did not do miracles on demand, only when they had a good purpose.
People still demand proof and signs that Jesus is Lord.
‘Why doesn’t He make evil stop, why doesn’t He show Himself?’
‘Why doesn’t He speak to me, or help me when I need Him?’
“Jews demand signs, Greeks look for wisdom; we preach Christ crucified.” (1 Corinthians 1:22)
Our job is not to prove with words or miracles, but to follow Jesus to the cross.
Jesus humble, sacrificial love, this is the sign that proves His greatness!
To love, serve, bless, forgive, share, care etc. is the quiet proof of God!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, many times I have heard people ridicule You, or faith in You. Help me not to try to fight and prove You. Help me to be like You, proving God’s message with quiet, humble love.