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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