Luke 22:63-71, The Perversion of Justice, Part 1

Last week, we “watched” as Peter denied his Lord (Luke 22:54-62). The text for this Lord’s Day tells us what Jesus was enduring inside while Peter was denying him outside (Luke 22:63-71). It summarizes Jesus’ trial before the Jewish leaders and exposes the gross perversion of justice that took place that night. His adversaries pressed him, seeking an excuse to justify the verdict they had already reached. The irony is that they presumed to sit in judgment on the One who is both King and Judge.