Even Jesus was treated with insult, but 2 Peter 2:23 says , He did not retaliate. He knows that His Father sees His heart and He knows His purpose. It was the core of His thoughts and it helped Him control the words that could come out of His mouth. He could defend Himself to truth, but He didn’t.
May this Jesus’ character be an inspiration to us. To keep our composure a best offense (Ecclesiastes) in whatever we hear from other people.
Succeeding verse shares how Jesus managed to do that…that instead, He entrusted himself to Him who judges justly.
He was in control because He was focused on His purpose and that is to die on the cross so we may die to sins and live for righteousness.
Let us always be like a sheep, who hears only voice of the Shepherd, the Overseer of our souls, so that in this life we may always remember to say, The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.