When he was reviled, he
reviled not again—1. Peter.2:23.
Not because Jesus’
enemies had found in Him something that could properly and
justly be reviled and evil spoken of; nor because His enemies were
so nearly perfect that He could find nothing in them to revile and
speak evil of; but because He was so full of submission to the
Divine will that He was enabled to take the scoffs and railings of
the people, and to bear these humbly and patiently, and to remember
that even hereunto He was called, did Jesus endure patiently
and learn the lessons, and prove Himself faithful, and develop and
demonstrate His true character, and feel and manifest His pity for
the people, in their blindness and ignorance, and His love for
passages: Matthew. 26: 65; 27: 13, 27-30, 39-44, 49; Psalm. 22: 6, 7,16,
17; 31: 11-13; 35: 20,21; 71: 10, 11; 109: 25; Isa. 50: 6; 53: 7;
Hebrews. 12: 3.