Lord’s Day, February 4, 2018

DAILY?READINGS: Gen. 41:50-42:38; Psalm 19:1-14; Matt. 24:29-51

Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. John 19:5

He wore the crown of thorns that identified Him with the curse of our sin (Gen. 3:17-18). Remarkably this dreadful crown was also a portion of the glory that He had prayerfully requested of His Father (John 17:1). Even as His blood dripped from its lacerations, this crown spoke of love, compassion, grace and mercy—essential glories of our lovely Saviour. Only He could wear it in such a fashion. May we glorify Him today. —Sam Thorpe

Crown Him the Lord of love! Behold His hands and side,
Rich wounds yet visible above, In beauty glorified! —Matthew Bridges