They took the body of Jesus and “scourged” it (John 19:1). They “twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head” (19:2). “They struck Him with their hands” (19:3). “They crucified Him” (19:18). They viciously and unashamedly tore the body of Jesus to shreds, to the point of taking His life. But, when they stole His clothes, they found His “tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece,” and they decided together, “Let us not tear it” (19:23-24).
Jesus’ executioners treated His tunic better than they treated Jesus Himself. Does that make you wonder if we ever do anything similar? Do we treat ourselves better than we treat Jesus? Do we treat our friends and family better than we treat Jesus? Do we listen to our friends better than we listen to Jesus? Do we emphasize our own desires over Jesus’ desires for us? Are we more interested in our weekend plans than His weekend plans?
We get upset with those men and how they treated Jesus, but how do we treat Him?