“Then to Adam He said, ‘Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground for your sake. In toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life”
February 23, 2020
When God created mankind, He put him in a garden. In the Garden of Eden, there were no thorns. A curse came upon Adam and Eve because they disobeyed God. What does a crown of thorns speak of? The thorn symbolizes the curse upon humanity—on you, on me, on all of us—because of sin.
Jesus wore a crown of thorns because He bore that curse. He took upon Himself our curse and bore it or our sakes. The thorns on His head speak of the hardship, sorrow, and death that came with sin.
Do you have a heartache? Sorrow? Sickness? Can I tell you the thorny pathway we walk is because of sin? The bed of briars we sleep on is because of sin.
When in sorrow and trials you praise and glorify the Lord, saying with Job, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him,” the world will know there’s a quality of life about you that is different. Paul learned that and was able to say, “Your grace is sufficient for me.”
Memorize Isaiah 41:10 today: “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”