“They bound him, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate, the governor.
Meanwhile, Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, ‘Are you the king of the Jews?’ ‘Yes, it is as you say’ Jesus replied. When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer. The Pilate asked him, ‘Don’t you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?’ But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor.” Matt. 27:2, 11- 12 (NIV)
It has always amazed me that Jesus does not respond to the questions of the chief priests or to most of those asked by Pilate. The one He answers is, simply put, that He is the King of the Jews. Can we liken this to captured soldiers of later centuries giving their name rank and serial number? By this I mean all He said gave His identity.
He is the King of the Jews and those who believe in Him. We don’t know what else Pilate asks Him nor should we try to guess.
Whenever I had a difficult question about life, I used to say, “I’ll ask Jesus that when I see Him.” Then, almost immediately, the question didn’t seem to matter to me any longer. Could it be that Jesus is telling me that the only thing that matters is that He is King?
From time to time, we have persons in our lives who feel they have to respond to everything they hear. As we mature in the faith, we who may have had this same character trait learn not to react to the thoughts we hear. We need to ask Jesus to guide us to when we face times of hearing about different issues that affect those around us.