Jesus did what He said He would do.
Jesus will do what He says He will do.
And the mocking voices of this world still can’t control Him!
Just as Jesus said, Judas betrays Him, and Peter denies Him. Christ is beaten, mocked and tried by the religious leaders and then sent to Pilate. (Luke22:47-71)
Finding no fault in Him, Pilate sends Him to Herod, after learning Jesus is from Galilee. (Luke 23:1-7)
Herod was excited. He had heard many things about this Jesus and wanted Him to perform a few miracles for his personal entertainment. (Luke 23:8-11)
But Jesus answered him nothing.
That worldly man, Herod, bored with the delights of this world, gave Jesus a chance and He didn’t follow through.
Jesus didn’t do what Herod expected Him to do. This infuriated Herod, so he treats the Lord with contempt and mocks him.
And this seems to be the case with many who treat Jesus with contempt and mock Him today.
If you look closely, if you study further, many of the most vocal, mocking voices of Jesus today, are infuriated because Jesus doesn’t behave the way they expect Him to behave.
They don’t like what He says in His Word. In fact, His ways aren’t their ways at all, and like Herod, they are infuriated and mock Him.
And thousands of years later, as an unseen battle still rages in the heavenlies, the mocking voices grow louder, and the attacks grow more violent, because those who refuse to submit to Christ still can’t control Him, and the evil one knows his time is short.
And while Christ still does not answer His mockers today, though I’ve secretly hoped for Him to rain down fire on a few heads (just being honest here), He most certainly speaks to those who know Him as Lord and seek to follow Him.
He tells His children what to expect, through His Word, (how can we not read it!)
“And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place. And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.” (Rev 22:6-7)
Oh friend, His words are still trustworthy and true!! Let’s keep His Words!
But to keep them, we must know them.
His Word is daily bread! It’s hope in the midst of chaos! It’s strength for when we feel weak, it’s direction for when we don’t know the way to take.
And it is there, in the pages of the Bible, that the One who refused to answer the mocking Herod, clearly speaks to His children!
May we hear His voice today! May we follow Him in this day!