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March 27, 2024



Some of the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into their headquarters and called out the entire regiment. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him. They wove thorn branches into a crown and put it on his head, and they placed a reed stick in his right hand as a scepter. Then they knelt before him in mockery and taunted, “Hail! King of the Jews!” And they spit on him and grabbed the stick and struck him on the head with it. When they were finally tired of mocking him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him again. Then they led him away to be crucified.

Matthew 27:27-31 NLT



The depth of man’s inhumanity!


The picture painted by Matthew is one of extreme depravity. These soldiers were hardened by their battle experiences of hand-to-hand combat. Perhaps they were a bit intoxicated as well at this moment. They decided to make a mockery of this Jewish carpenter-turned-rabbi.


Part of the mockery was to strip him naked, force a crown of thorns onto his head, and place a reed stick in his hand. Then they chose to beat him with the stick.


They mocked Jesus by kneeling before Him and saying, “Hail! King of the Jews!”


It is interesting to note they were declaring truth in their mockery. Jesus was the King of all kings. Regardless of His present appearance or the surrounding circumstances, Jesus was still in charge. Jesus knew that everything they were doing was fulfilling God’s plan.


Isaiah had prophesied in chapter 52 that the Messiah would be beaten beyond recognition. The crown of thorns and beatings on the head with the reed would have swollen His face beyond recognition.


Yet in all this mockery and pain Jesus did not say a word. He had settled the issue in the Garden of Gethsemane— “Not my will but Thine be done!” There are moments when we will walk through times of pain and difficulty to get to the other side. We know the momentary pain is a part of God’s plan.


I’m sure that some reading this devotion today have some issues that seem unfair and painful. You want to shout out and yell about the injustice of life or others. But at this moment the Holy Spirit has encouraged you to be quiet and allow God to complete His plan.



Holy Spirit help me to see Your hand at work even in the difficulty of my situation. Help me to trust my loving Heavenly Father even in my pain. 

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Good Today ! " Jesus the Christ of GOD ", a simple trueth easily found in the early Writtings of the Jewish Be-Livers of the " Way, Trueth, Life ". humbly neighbour daniel __ p.s. thank yous for increasing knowledge , especialy for this word on this Wed. , the true Crusifixtion Memorial Day, for then HE was placed in the TOMB for Three full Nites and Three full Days, with HIS Ressurection / Empty TOMB on that Sunday .


Jesus . I’ll always let your will be done.


I am eternal, all pain is temporary. The pain is part of the perfection.

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