Yes, they made fun of our Jesus. Do we allow that in our presence today? Do we speak up in his defense?
The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears; I have not been rebellious; I have not turned away. I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting” (Isaiah 50:3–6).
“Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him.
They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head.
They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. ‘Hail, king of the Jews!’ they said.
They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.
After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him” (Matthew 27:27–31).
I wonder if any of those soldiers eventually understood the truth of their actions and turned to worship King Jesus? What about you?
Prayer- Lord, our hearts are shamed on behalf of ourselves and others who failed you. Restore us, Lord. Amen.