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• READ: MATTHEW 27:29-37
You’ve probably seen costume crowns made of plastic or cheap metal. But a true king’s crown is usually made of the finest metal and jewels. When it’s not on the king’s head, it is locked up under the highest security. Only the king is allowed to wear it. And kings only become kings by birth or by conquest.
Jesus is God’s only Son. God is the King of Kings, and so His Son should be His rightful heir. Yet, even though He is the rightful King of the universe, Jesus came to this earth as a humble baby, never demanding the riches or wealth He deserved.
Jesus was given a crown while He was here on earth...but it was not fancy at all. As Jesus approached His death on the cross, the authorities mocked Him. They had heard that He claimed to be a king, so they gave Him a crown of thorns. When they pressed it into His head, it caused Him to bleed.
A crown is meant to give a king honor, but this crown was meant to mock the King of the universe. They even made a crude sign that said, “King of the Jews” and put it above His head while He died on the cross to take the punishment for sin.
Yet, even as people mocked Him, King Jesus still sacrificed Himself to provide rescue to a world filled with evil and brokenness.
And here’s the amazing part. The humble King who died to beat sin? He came back to life to beat death. As the risen King, He will return someday to live with His people forever. • Melissa Yeagle
• Jesus could have come to earth and demanded to have a crown, palace, and riches right then. Why do you think He didn’t?
• Read Colossians 2:9-15. How is Jesus King by both birth and conquest?
They twisted together a crown of thorns, put it on his [Jesus’] head, and placed a staff in his right hand. And they knelt down before him and mocked him: “Hail, King of the Jews!” Matthew 27:29 (CSB)
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• READ: MARK 15:16-20
Traditionally, purple means “royalty.” For example, Roman magistrates wore white togas with a wide purple border, and Roman emperors and victorious generals wore purple togas with gold trim. Purple also happens to be my favorite color, and I wear it quite a bit.
Did you know Jesus wore purple, and He was made fun of? It happened right before He died on the cross for our sins.
Jesus, who is God and King of the universe, was giving the ultimate gift of His life to defeat sin and death so we could live forever with Him.
But the authorities were mocking Him because He claimed to be a king. They clothed Him in purple and beat and ridiculed Him. The very people He came to rescue were being outright mean to Him.
As Christians, we have a God and King who loves us so much He was willing to take our punishment for us. Even when we were nothing but cruel to Him, He died to save us from sin and death. His mercy and love are so great toward us.
Now, when I see purple, it reminds me of God’s great love for me. I serve a King who was willing to be mocked, beaten, and killed so I could know Him. A King who was willing to die for His people, even when they hated Him. • Melissa Yeagle
• God is perfectly good and just, so our sin—the wrong things we do—separates us from Him (Isaiah 59:2; Romans 3:23; 6:23). Read Romans 5:6-8. Why is it important to know that Jesus loved us even when we were still caught in sin?
• Why is it important to continue to remember God’s love for us—even after we have put our trust in Jesus?
• Read Romans 8:38-39. Can anything separate us from Jesus’ love?
• If you have questions about what Jesus has done, check out our "Know Jesus" page.
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8 (NLT)