Day 25 – Our crucified Savior

Mat 27:35-37 (NKJV)

Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet: “They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.” 36 Sitting down, they kept watch over Him there. 37 And they put up over His head the accusation written against Him: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

What is interesting is that the accusation spoken here against our Savior is not far off. He is the King of the Jews but also of the gentiles. For scripture says of Him, “He is the King of kings and Lord of lords”. Of course this was meant to mock and ridicule Him, something the Romans and Jewish leaders were sadly very good at, but during our Savior’s Journey to the Cross, He was getting used to it. Sure at one point, He had people praising Him and thanking God for His ministry. Yes, people were overjoyed when He healed them and cast demons out of them, but even those awesome acts of kindness were short lived, in that people quickly forgot. Living in Victory is knowing how to handle yourself when people praise you for the work you do and or when the turn away and even ridicule you.