But about the Son he says, Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a sceptre of justice will be the sceptre of your kingdom.
When Pilates soldiers mocked Jesus, they dressed him as a king in a scarlet robe, crowned his head with thorns and put a reed in his hand for a sceptre. What a way to treat the King of Kings! One day, the prophet Zechariah tells us, they will look on me, the one they have pierced. (12:10). What a shock they will get when they see these symbols of a few moments of cruel mockery replaced by the permanence of dazzling robes, a glittering crown, and a golden sceptre! Symbols of regal majesty demonstrating the everlasting kingdom of the Son of God.
As willing subjects, we offer praise for our King this morning!
Daily Reading: Leviticus 25:1-24