Jesus didn’t try to write a theological treatise to defend his messiahship. He didn’t send John a list of all the fulfilled prophecies of the Old Testament to prove that he was the Messiah. He said to John’s delegation, “Go back and tell John that the blind can see, the deaf ear, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the dead are raised. When John knows what I am doing, he will then know who I am.”
There are times when our best defense is the deeds that we do. The silence of Jesus teaches us that we are not to devote all our energy and life to trying to defend ourselves. We just need to get on with the work that God has given us to do. We don’t have to always be defending our theology or our position on the Bible to one another or to the world. We just need to get on with doing what the Bible says. When the world sees that we love it, we preach it, and we minister to it—in the name of Jesus they shall know we are his.