1 Peter 2:21-23, For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: ” Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth”; who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;
Let’s face it, the world will not vow to God. This is the reason why it behaves the way it is.
People, instead of submitting to God, seek to satisfy themselves and their desires. Lucifer did this first, resulting a war with God. When Adam and Eve came, we saw that they too did not submit to God’s will, rather did what their hearts desire. “You may eat of all of the trees in the Garden”—there may have been hundreds of them—”but there is that one there of which I do not want you to eat.” Instead, they followed their own desire, taking from the very tree God said not to eat. This, of course, brought them into conflict with God!
As Christians, we are called to suppress the sins and lusts inside us. We all have desires, and there is nothing wrong with that. But it will be wrong if we do not suppress the lust which will lead us to a state of disobedience to the authority that God permits this world.
To this we were called, to submit to the will of God, which will include all of those people, beginning with Abel, who submitted to God rather than man. They did what they did for the same reason that we will do what we will do – we all see God ruling His creation and know our first priority in life is to submit to Him.
Jesus Christ, setting an example as He manifest Himself in the flesh, committed Himself to Him who judges righteously. Exactly, Jesus wants us to learn that we will all be submitted and be judged for everything we did to the one and only true judge, God.
Does Jesus know that Pilate was wrong? How about Ananias? and the Sanhedrin? He knew all of them were wrong. But He was giving us an example that when He submitted to death and to the authority that was constituted by God in those men.
Jesus wants us to learn that there will be a judgement.
And those men will be judged for what they did to Him. Like Him, we must learn also to submit to every authority and let God make the decision as to whether these authorities were right or they were doing wrong. Jesus did not resist the government, and this is one of the doctrine of the church of God – to honor and pay respect to the leaders and authorities as Apostle Peter preached.
Did we get the point?
God will vindicate us through the resurrection if we submit to Him and to His way even though we may be caught in the evil of abusive people in positions of power – whether husband, employer, police or national government.
It is not for us to take the violent steps to take revenge for all the abuses of authorities. It is better to live a peaceful life rather than involving our lives in the taking part with all the rallies and protests in the streets. If we see abuses happening, we entrust everything in God, which we know will give justice to everyone.