Matthew 27:37 And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Children can seem so cruel at times just by being honest. They do not mean to be cruel, and really, they are usually just telling the truth. When a child is asked a question like, “do you want to grow up to be like me?” They may come back with an answer such as, “No way, you are ______.” You fill in the blank. Fat, bald, skinny, tall, short, have the wrong color hair, etc. Just whatever characteristic comes to their innocent mind, that at this point in their young life, they do not see as a positive.
When Pilot wrote the charge against Jesus in three languages and hung it above His head, it was meant to be an accusation against Him. “THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.” Instead, it spelled out exactly who He was, is, and always will be. These few words became a banner over Him, rather than an accusation against Him.
As you go through your life as a Christian and people mock you for reading your Bible at work, praying before you eat, or inviting people to attend church with you, just remember, what the world means to be ridicule, are banners of Honor over you before a Holy God. Wear your banners with pride. Always remember who you are in Christ Jesus. As the world looks at you today, what are they writing on your banners?
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Genesis 40-41 / Psalm 20 / Proverbs 22 / Matthew 27
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Genesis 40-41 / Matthew 13:1-35
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