John 19:1 – 22 “The Great Exchange II (On The Cross)

“You may do today exactly what Pilate did. He is simply an example of a man who lacks decision of character, who does not possess the courage of his convictions, who tries to compromise with wrong, who disobeys conscience through fear of personal loss. “(Erdman)
In Botany, thorns are stunted branches; they bud out as any branch would but growth stops, leaving a sharp end.
Thorns are a result of the curse of sin; Jesus wore the crown to undo the curse upon the trees (much as they were “king-mocking”).

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