The last of Jesus' human miracles occurred when Peter chopped off the ear of Malchus. The scene reveals Jesus' love and kindness, even under heavy stress.
Our hearts may overflow with compassion for someone in need, and it could be in our power to help, but if we take no positive action, what good is it?
Biblical meekness brings strength under control, enabling God's called out ones to tame the temper, calm the passions, managing the unruly impulses.
God 'took pleasure' in Christ's being bruised, not in the pain and suffering that His Son endured, but in the ultimate goal of adding to His Family.
The Jews of Christ's day were weary and discouraged because of the burdensome yoke their leaders placed on them through the tradition of the elders.