Jesus literally says in verse 70: you are saying that I am; with the “I” emphasised. Once again, Jesus uses the Name I am for Himself. Jesus clearly taught and acknowledged that He believed He was the Son of God, equal with the Father as God.
“So he questioned him at some length, but he made no answer.”
Hundreds of years previous to Jesus standing before His accusers, Isaiah prophesied, “He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth;”
Jesus again show His submission under the will of His Father.
We read in yesterday’s passage, Jesus meekness. He did not push forward His own will, but instead walked under His Father’s.
Today we see that even amidst false accusation and ridicule, Jesus submitted. He stayed the course.
We are to be encouraged and convicted here by our Lord’s humility. By the measure of His obedience in the face of even death.
This is our King! What more could we do than be like Him.
* Father God,
Thank You for Your love that we see in Jesus.
Please help us each day to follow Him, to submit ourselves under Your will, to be humble and contrite as He was.