Dr. Luke shares the details of Jesus “trial” before the Sanhedrin in today’s Bible reading. I put the word trial in quotes because it was anything but a proper trial. Luke doesn’t share all of the details of the trial such as the witnesses who couldn’t agree on their stories. (Mark 14:56) But he does give us the general sense of the “trial”. It wasn’t fair and it wasn’t according to the Jewish law. (Numbers 35:30)
Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived and the writer of Ecclesiastes drives home the point that life isn’t fair. Proverbs, written by Solomon and others, support this statement.
Jesus gives us the key to this section of Luke 22 (verses 66-71) when He says, “They said, “If you are the Messiah, tell us.” But he said to them, “If I do tell you, you will not believe.” Luke 22:67
People can be so blinded by their presuppositions that they will not accept the truth if it were to slap them in the face. (Matthew 13:13)
Life isn’t fair. Some day you will be falsely accused. It may not be in a courtroom (with strong consequences on the line), but it will happen. What will you say? What will you do? The first thing is to live a life above reproach. But even before that, trust in a faithful, sovereign God. Let Him fight your battles. (1 Samuel 17:47, Zechariah 4:6)
This devotional was originally published July 26, 2019.