Height of Humiliation

The men who were guarding Jesus began mocking and beating him. They blindfolded him and demanded, “Prophesy! Who hit you?” And they said many other insulting things to him. At daybreak the council of the elders of the people, both the chief priests and teachers of the law, met together, and Jesus was led before them. “If you are the Christ,” they said, “tell us.” (Lk.22:63-67)

Jesus gave Himself into the hands of the religionists and allowed Himself to be ill treated by His own creation.

God Emptying Himself of His Glory

Jesus was the very God who stepped out of eternity to enter time. The ‘infinite one’ willingly limited Himself by time and space. His own creation insulted Him. The one who opened the eyes of others was blind folded and beaten up. The ‘omniscient one’ was asked to name the soldier who slapped Him. When they arrested Him in the garden, at the mention of His name they fell backwards. But, He gave Himself into their hands to be offered as “the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world”.

Men Blinded by their Religious Fervor

Though they had the prophecies about the Savior, the religious authorities could not see beyond His humanity. They took His words as blasphemy, His miracles as works of demonic spirits. Still they are asking Him whether He is the ‘Son of God’, not for their own confirmation, but to use as evidence against Him. Jesus gave indirect answers because He knew they would not believe.

However, to those who believe, He is the glorious king and the ultimate judge, seated prominently with God the Father.

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