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The Soldiers Mock Jesus October 26, 2018

Posted by flashbuzzer in Books, Christianity.
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Here are my thoughts on Matthew 27:27-31.

Summary: In this passage, Pilate’s soldiers take Jesus into the common hall and gather the entire cohort around Him. They then mockingly give Him homage as a king before leading Him out of the common hall to be crucified.

Thoughts: This passage sharpens the contrast between the righteousness of Jesus and the unrighteousness of all others. Here, Pilate’s soldiers reveal their unrighteousness. While I struggle to identify with Pilate’s soldiers – especially in light of their actions in this passage – I need to remember that my sinful thoughts, words and deeds fueled the mockery and scorn that they heaped on Him. Indeed, the passion of Christ reminds me that:

  • I need Him as my Savior
  • I should be grateful that He endured the highest level of suffering to fulfill His calling.
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