14:61 “But He remained silent and made no answer.”
15:5 “But Jesus made no further answer, so that Pilate was amazed.”
It is truly amazing to see someone face accusations and not try to defend him or herself. It goes against our nature, our human, sinful nature. We want to defend ourselves, to push the blame on someone or something else. We want to be seen as innocent in all men’s eyes. But here, Jesus is innocent. He is innocent and yet He makes no answer to their accusations. He knows they are false. He knows the truth will bear out in the end. He knows His testimony is true and righteous. He doesn’t have to stoop to their level.
Even in the beatings and the reviling, Jesus keeps His mouth shut.
God, help us to follow in His steps, especially considering that we face so much less.