All Hail King Jesus

And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe. They came up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and struck him with their hands. — John 19:2-3

This image is a shocking mockery.

In the midst of chaos and cruelty, the King of Kings stood. His skin was marred and wounds exposed, he is now delivered over to Roman soldiers who enjoyed their moment of entertaining scorn. Adorned with a makeshift crown and draped in an old purple robe, Jesus became their target of mockery. With each jeer and jest, they declared, “Hail, King of the Jews!" They believed in their minds that their taunts were empty insults, yet they were oblivious to the profound truth they inadvertently proclaimed.

This heart-wrenching moment, as agonizing as it is, unveils the incomprehensible wisdom of God. Here, the lines between human mockery and divine truth blur. While the soldiers mocked Jesus with this title, those with faith recognized the profound truth in their misguided proclamation. And today this title echoes across time. And why? Because this proclamation is an act of divine orchestration. What sinful man intended as a mockery, God intended for the good of all mankind. Redemption by Jesus. “Hail, King of the Jews!"

Go ahead. Say it. Sing it. He is King.


In moments when you feel misunderstood or mocked, how can you find comfort in Jesus's experience and the ultimate purpose God had for Him?

How does understanding the depth of Jesus's sacrifice and the irony of the soldiers' proclamation deepen your personal relationship with Him as your King?

DO THIS: Say it out loud. Scream it. Let him hear you. “Hail, King of the Jews!"

PRAY THIS: King Jesus, in the face of mockery and scorn, You revealed the depth of Your love and the truth of Your kingship. Help me to see beyond the trials of this world and recognize Your sovereign plan, embracing You as my true King each day. Amen.

PLAY THIS: All Hail King Jesus.

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One thought on “All Hail King Jesus

  1. Trent says:

    We are told to love God and thy neighbor. Love our wives as Christ loved the church. Lay our lives down for another. He who love another fulfilleth the law. Love one another as I have loved you Love your enemy. While we were yet sinners Christ died for us. None of this says get even. Get angry. Love only if loved back. Christ loved us always. Had no selfish motivations. No individual agenda. He was about the Fathers work and all in giving it all for people who were beating him. Killing him. Plotting against him. Denying who He was. Falling short of His instruction and example. When I am mocked. Ignored. Disobeyed. Left to carry the load…. I must find strength in Jesus example. Love on. Work on. Carry on. Harbor no ill will. For I have been crucified with Christ. My life is not my own. It was bought and He liveth in me and I must live for/as Him. I look to Jesus for an example, ask the Holy Ghost for direction, and cardy on until I hear “Well done my good and faithful servant”. And I either meet Him in the clouds or take a long dirt nap and am called home. This is truly my hearts desire. My head. My body. My whatever may seem to want things and trick me into desiring things. But my true and unspotted by the world self wants only to follow Jesus and do the will of our Father. To love and work for people who are too blinded and deceived to understand who/why/what/when….

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