The crown Jesus received was one that spoke not to the wealth and opulence of this world, but to the nature of His coming. The crown of thorns was placed in an attitude of mockery and scorn. We cannot look past the crown of thorns and ignore its immense meaning. Jesus willingly wore a crown of thorns for us. But this was just temporary. Jesus knew that one glorious day He would wear another crown.
The crown of thorns is indeed a crown of victory and through them we are invited to come to Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of lords and receive His forgiveness. When we do, because of His crown of thorns, those who believe in Him will receive a crown that is imperishable, a crown of rejoicing, a crown of righteousness, the crown of glory, and the crown of life. We are victorious! That is what the crown of thorns is pointing us to.
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