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Question: How did Jesus conduct Himself before unbelievers?

Jesus was brought before unbelievers for His trials and conviction. In spite of the fact that He was innocent and His trials were a mockery of justice, He left for us an example of how to conduct ourselves when we are suffering for our faith in the Lord. “It isn’t fair!” How often we see injustice in the law, workplace and life. Yet, there has never been a greater injustice than Jesus being put to death. But see the grace that He handles it with!
Jesus maintained His dignity when He was being insulted by crude unbelievers. Jesus had not yet officially been declared guilty, and yet the soldiers were permitted to mock Him and abuse Him. Here they mocked His claim to being a Prophet; later they would mock His claim to being a King (John 19:1-3). But their mockery, sinful as it was, actually fulfilled Christ's own promise (Matt 20:19).
Jesus maintained His integrity in a court of unbelieving religious leaders when He was questioned, according to Luke 22:66-70. Jesus knew the hearts of His accusers, their unbelief, and intellectual dishonesty (Luke 20:1-8). It was futile to preach a sermon or enter into a debate. They had already rejected the evidence He had given them (John 12:37-43), and more truth would only have increased their responsibility and judgment (John 9:39-41).
Jesus kept His godly character and composure before unbelieving legal officials, according to Luke 23:1-18. Jesus knew He would suffer wrongly. In reality, the secular officials were more honest than the so-callled “believers” who sought to kill Him. Pilate did try to get Jesus released, though our Lord did not seek it. But eventually, Pilate yielded to mob rule and let Jesus be crucified, though he knew Him to be innocent.
We can learn to be like Christ even when the judgment is unfair. 1 Peter 2:18-23 says: “Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.”

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