22 who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth; 23 and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously (1 Peter 2).
Multiple times here Peter describes our Lord’s use of His “mouth,” as no “deceit,” no “reviling,” and no “threats” issued forth from the Savior’s lips. Why? Because His focus was not on those unrighteous people who were doing the wrong thing and crucifying Him, but on His righteous Father who was doing the right thing and judging sin. He wasn’t even thinking anything like, “Oh, they will get what’s coming to them some day!” No, not at all! He wasn’t gaining any satisfaction by thinking about their judgment in the future, but about the judgment for sin going on right then and there, in those awful moments of unspeakable torment.
While dying on the Cross, Jesus did not see Himself as a victim of man, but as a servant of God.
Even the word “entrusting” here carries the idea of giving a verbal report. Thus, we have the Lamb of God, while hanging on the cross for the sins of man, “reporting” to His Father rather than lashing out at others. And He “kept” on doing this for the duration of His suffering. He never let up. Even as wave upon wave of agonizing pangs shot through His failing body, a steady stream of faithfulness, hope, and trust flowed through His heart and mind.
Thus, while on the Cross, even in the midst of “becoming sin” (2 Corinthians 5:21), Jesus“committed no sin,” continuing to exhibit holy righteousness by entrusting rather than reviling. Oh, what a Savior!
Lord, we praise You again This Day for what You did so long ago. Amen.