Matthew 27:27–31 (ESV)
27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole
battalion before him. 28 And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29 and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling
before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 30 And they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head. 31 And when they had mocked him, they stripped
him of the robe and put his own clothes on him and led him away to crucify him.
is mocked as a false king by the Roman soldiers. They despise His weakness, but it is the way that He would win His kingdom—He will redeem the world and win His subjects on the cross. How different are the Lord’s ways by which He rescues us!
I pray: Hail, O true King of the Jews and of all the world. I confess You as my King.