KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 26:63 KJV “But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God” ,he went on and spoke.
The Lord was being tried at the palace of the high priest. Various people came to accuse Him. The bible said their accusations was false. How did the Lord react to these accusations? He did not answer a word. He kept His peace. The only thing that made Him talk was the fact that the high priest, said, ‘I adjure thee by the living God that thou tell us whether, thou be the son of the living God? ‘This statement which is true ,that is, He is the Son of God, and secondly the fact that ,he adjured Him by the authority of the living God.
Why did the Lord keep quiet and did not say anything to them? What they were saying was all lies. Lies are satanic confessions that needs no reaction, because they are not true. The second reason why the Lord did not react to their lies was that He was not supposed to defend Himself, so he would fulfill the scripture in Isa 53:7, which says,” He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.” Here we see in the scriptures that, it was prophesied long time ago that he would keep His mouth shut when been tried.
What do we learn from His example? When we are accused falsely, ask yourself does this accusation
has any legal implications that I need to speak to the issues. If there is no such legal implications, you may refuse to comment on the accusations since there is no truth in them. If you wish to say something, then just say, it is not true or give your version of the case, and leave it as such.
There have been some children of God who tried defending themselves over such matters, and ended in very bad and swearing words. Remember, your yes must be yes, and your no must be no. On such occasions your untactfulness in proving your innocence can lead to strive. You must not strive as a child of God.2Timothy 2:24 KJV” And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, “TRUTH is like a lion, it would always defend itself.
THOUGHT: STRIVE IS DEFENDING YOURSELF, NOT THE TRUTH, FOR TRUTH NEEDS NO ONE TO DEFEND IT.
Matthew 5:37 KJV” But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.”
2 Timothy 2:24 KJV “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient”,