The soldiers twisted thorn-branches into a crown and placed it on his head, put a purple robe on him, and went up to him, saying over and over, “Hail, ‘king of the Jews’!” and hitting him in the face.
Pilate went outside once more and said to the crowd, “Look, I’m bringing him out to you to get you to understand that I find no case against him.” So Yeshua came out, wearing the thorn-branch crown and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Look at the man!” When the head cohanim and the Temple guards saw him they shouted, “Put him to death on the stake! Put him to death on the stake!” Pilate said to them, “You take him out yourselves and put him to death on the stake, because I don’t find any case against him.” The Judeans answered him, “We have a law; according to that law, he ought to be put to death, because he made himself out to be the Son of God.”
We as believers must be careful in how we let other people package God. Not understanding the Romans mocked Yeshua, thinking he was only a man. Not understanding the Sanhedrin thought that Yeshua was a threat to their authority. Everyone will be called on his own account to explain who God is and Yeshua’s sacrifice. We cannot let our belief be controlled by anything other than the Word and the leading of the Ruach haKodesh, Holy Spirit.