Matthew 27:27-29 NIV
Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him.  They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,  and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said.
This chapter in Matthew is full of irony. The soldiers dress Jesus up as a mock king in a scarlet robe and crown of thorns, but little do they realise that he is indeed the true leader not just of the Jews but of the world, a king who rules in love and humility not by force of authority and insistence.
Jesus, forgive us for when we make you a mock king, help us to truly make you our Lord.