Silence Of The Lamb

Re: Verse readingLuke 22:66-71, 23:1-25 (day one)
“He questioned Him at some length; but He answered him nothing.”  (23:9)  Sad story.  It is Friday of Holy Week.  Jesus has been arrested and interrogated by the Sanhedrin.  Then to Pontius Pilate.  Then to King Herod.  (It was an attempt by Pilate to avoid responsibility–since Jesus was from Galilee, He fell under Herod’s jurisdiction.)  At an earlier point in time, Herod had been spiritually interested. (Mark 6:20) Unfortunately, that moment of spiritual opportunity has passed. The door is closed now,  shut on God’s side.  Jesus does not even answer Herod’s questions.  Strange.  Alarming.  None of us can presume on unlimited time to repent.  When the door shuts, the time for  conversation with God is gone.  Reminds me of King Saul.  Squandering many opportunities to obey, the terrible moment comes when God stops dealing with him.
(1 Samuel 28:6) God’s mercy is huge.  So is His holiness.  None of us should take the mercy of God for granted.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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