He’s Not that Kind of King

Luke 23:36-37

The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine and saying,

“If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 

He is not that kind of king. He did not come to save himself. Praise be to God. Jesus came to give his life as a ransom for many (Mat. 20:28).

He did not appear to save himself
that is clear to see.
Strange to our ears and veiled to our eyes
this King is deity.
He could have beckoned legions
to save his wearied life,
But had he escaped his captor’s clutches
we’d remain victims of cosmic strife.
No, he is not the kind of king,
who his own life would save.
He is the King immortal, invisible,
God-only wise,
who in great humiliation,
took on frail human flesh
that we, to his glory, should be his prize.


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