The foolish only serves for the truth of Jesus
Mark 15: 16-20
“The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of soldiers. 17 They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him.18 And they began to call out to him, “Hail, king of the Jews!” 19 Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him. Falling on their knees, they paid homage to him. 20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.”
How foolish they were!
The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace, this is Pilate’s or Herod’s intimidating palace: yet Jesus was from a place of greater authority. After his baptism, “a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased” and shortly before his arrest Jesus had said, “I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”
They called together the whole company of soldiers, these would be the ones who committed the brutal and violent death sentences: yet Jesus was guarded by a greater power, during his arrest he said, “Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?”
They put a purple robe on him, it represented his royalty: yet the whole world will see Jesus clothed “with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.” Just as John would see in his Revelation.
They twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him: yet Jesus will one day receive the crowns of our lives, again John sees in his revelation, “They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, ‘Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.'”
They began to call out to him, “Hail King of the Jews”: yet Jesus is more than an earthly king of the Jews isn’t he? “On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords”.
They struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him: yet Jesus was the good shepherd who lays his life down for his sheep and his spit is used in the healing of blind people not in offensive ways.
Falling on their knees, they paid homage to him. And … mocked him: yet one day will come when Jesus will be worshipped by every one, as Paul says, “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
How foolish they were!
Yet in what they did and whatever the enemy always does we simply see the mirror of the truth of Jesus Christ.
I hope these words cause your eyes to lift on Him today for who He really is and not what man has said and done regarding Him. One day, we will see Him and the foolish days will be over.