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Notes from the Journey with the Disciples – 314

  1. “If I spoke the truth, why did you strike me?” (John 18:23)

Jesus question underscores the reality of persecution. Those who are unwilling to face the truth will hide behind violence rather than allow truth to reveal their evil. In this moment, it’s one of Annas’ henchmen that strikes a blow, but such bullies come in all sizes and situations. Their common issue is the evil intent they try to conceal. The very presence of One like Jesus unmasks an evil heart and leaves it with little left to fight with but violence. Jesus made it clear to His disciples (and to us) that such treatment loomed on our horizons as well. If One as humble as Jesus can stir such fear in wicked hearts, surely any of His true followers will earn a similar result. Darkness must resist light if it is to survive.

 

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