by J. C. Ryle
Mark 15:3. 'The chief priests accused him of many things.'
The servant of Christ must never be surprised if
he has to drink of the same cup with his lord.
If he who was holy, harmless, and undefiled,
was foully slandered, who can expect to
If the head of the house has been called Beelzebub,
how much more the members of his household! (Mt.10:25)
Perfect innocence is no fence against enormous lying,
calumny and misrepresentation. The most blameless
character will not secure us against false tongues.
We must bear the trial patiently.
It is part of the cross of Christ.