Day 38: April 2 Palm Sunday
And the soldiers led Him away into the courtyard, which is the Praetorium; and they call together the whole band. And they put crimson on Him, and put around His head a crown of thorns which they had braided. And they began to greet Him, Hail, King of the Jews! And they struck Him on the head with a reed, and spat on Him, and bowing the knees, worshiped Him. And when they had mocked Him, they took off the crimson from Him, and put on Him His own garments, and led Him out to crucify Him. And they compel one Simon, a Cyrenian, passing by, coming out of the field, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to take up His cross. (Mark 15:16-21)
And by the Lord, as King of the Jews, is meant the Lord as to Divine Truth, proceeding from the Divine Good of His Divine Love. Kings therefore in the Word signify truths. (Apocalypse Explained 433:24)
Jesus said to Pilate, “Thou sayest it, because I am King; for this have I come into the world, that I might give testimony to the truth.” (John 18:37)
The soldiers mocked Jesus as “King of the Jews,” not knowing that He was truly the King. A king is supposed to lead his country to safety and success, the same way that the truth spiritually leads people to heaven. What do you think about the common idea of each person having their own truth and no one objective or ruling Truth?