Matthew 26:57–68 – "Tears for Injustice" – J. P. Kang
1. When we experience injustice (e.g., things that are unfair), we have choices about how to respond to the feelings and actions involved. How can we seek to better connect such responses to our trust in a faithful and just God? What do we learn from the Psalms of lament and complaint?
2. In this passage, Jesus, presumed guilty by the religious authorities, is put on trial by them in order to find a crime(s) to justify their arrest. How does this scene caution us about the times we rush to sit in judgment on others? How might this scene encourage us when we experience others’ prejudice?
3. If you believe God is at work in situations of injustice, what part are YOU called to play in advancing that work (compare Psalm 89:14: "Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne")?