The Seamless Robe by Jerry Vines

THE SEAMLESS ROBE
John 19:23-24
Jerry Vines
2/28/99

Have you ever thought about the fact that our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ wore a
seamless robe. It was woven from top to bottom and not a seam in it. There’s a message
for us in this seamless robe of Jesus.
When Jesus died on the cross rough Roman soldiers were gambling for His
garment. It was one of the perks of the job. To crucify people was a bloody business so
they had to have a little something. So, it was allowed for the soldiers to take the
garments of the victim and divide those garments among themselves. Think about this.
What a moment this was. Here is the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, suffering
physically and emotionally and spiritually on the cross for the sins of the world. The
angels of glory are looking over the battlements of heaven. They are looking down at
this sacred scene and just a few yards away Roman soldiers are throwing dice for the
garments of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Evidently there were five garments that the Lord Jesus wore. We are told in verse
23 that they took the garments of Jesus, made four parts. Each one of them got one.
Then there was the seamless robe of the Lord Jesus. Evidently Jesus had sandals. They
said, “Marcelus, you can have His sandals.” Evidently there was a headpiece. Someone
said, “Lucas, you can have the headpiece.” There was evidently an outer robe and they
said, “Brutus, you can have the outer robe.” There was a belt around which the garment
would be tied together. They probably said, “Antonio, you can have this belt.” Then
there was a robe of the Lord Jesus. It was unusually put together. The Bible says it was
woven into one piece from the top to the bottom. I would like to think that maybe the
mother of our Lord, Mary, made that for Him. I don’t know. I though about when
Samuel was a little boy his mother, Hannah, would make a coat for him every year so he
could go to the templ ...


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