“I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus answered him. “I have always taught in the synagogue and in the temple complex, where all the Jews congregate, and I haven’t spoken anything in secret. John 18:20 HCSB
I know I am showing my age, but I used to enjoy watching the old television show called “I Have a Secret”. The premise of the game show was for a person with a secret to be a guest on the show and for a panel of stars to ask questions one at a time with the hope of determining what the secret was. If the person could stump the panel of stars, he would win a prize.
The high priest began to question Jesus with the intention of proving that He was guilty of sedition, the act of trying to gather enough followers to create a riot or rebellion among the Jewish people. Everything Jesus did and taught was in public, and there was no secret plan to cause an uprising. Jesus even endured the undeserved physical abuse of the temple police. He could have called on a thousand angels to come to His defense, but He was willing to humble Himself and endure pain, suffering, and even death for our sake.
Challenge: Do you sometimes play “I have a secret” because you do not want others to know that you are a Christian? Be willing to suffer for your beliefs and do what is right at all times, even if you will face persecution.