Posts Tagged ‘Jesus before Herod’

Luke 23:8-12 There Are No Strings On Me

Jesus was no man’s puppet!

Luke is the only one of the gospel writers to favor us with the information about Jesus’ “trial” before Herod. This is another very unorthodox trial and was intended as a way for Pilate to pass the buck.

Herod had heard about Jesus previously and wanted to see Him. He probably heard about Jesus directly from John the Baptist. He also heard of the miracles Jesus had been doing. As ruler over Galilee he probably got reports of Jesus’ movements in that area quite frequently.

Herod wanted to see Jesus for entertainment purposes only. He wasn’t interested in what Jesus was teaching. He had listened to John’s teaching but refused to adhere to it. He had plenty of opportunities to change his ways, but he was unwilling to do so. He wanted to see Jesus just so he could watch Him perform some kind of miraculous sign. I wonder what he had in mind for Jesus to do. Read more »