Luke 23:11 (KJV)
And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.
Herod had, for a long time, wanted to see Jesus perform a miracle. His interview therefore with Jesus was a happy occasion for him. His happiness was soon squelched, however, when Jesus refused to do a miracle or even answer a question. Herod then turned against Christ and “set Him at nought.“
The phrase is the interest of my devotions this morning. Strong’s Dictionary says the word means despised or contemptible. Gill says it means they made nothing of Him.
I am afraid our world is filled with “seekers” interested in seeing Christ do a miracle for them or answering the challenging questions for them and, though they may seek for some time, eventually they are “stung with disappointment” and turn against Christ, making Him nothing in their eyes.
Christ is God, the king of the Jews and Saviour of all who believe on Him whether He does any miracles for you or not. He is whom He is whether you get all your questions answered to your own satisfaction or not.
You may turn on Him but it will be to your own doom and in no way will change whom Christ is.
It would be far better to trust Him.
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Luke 23:11 (KJV) Making Christ Nothing
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