Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Matthew 21 - Part 1


Read Matthew 21

Jesus came to serve, not to be served.  He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and could have rightfully insisted that everyone and everything in his creation serve him and worship him.  He came to serve and to give himself as a sacrifice for our sins.

But for a brief time, the people would get a glimpse of the King.  He rode into Jerusalem as prophesied.  The logistics of this entry into Jerusalem were in place.  Jesus road into Jerusalem on the foal of a donkey,

People praised him and cried out Hosanna!  Hosanna means save us but it came to be used as a word of praise.  Hosanna!

As the people lined the road with cloaks and branches, they also cried out:

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”


“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”


“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”


We are told that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred.  There was a frenzy about the city.  There was more than excitement.  There was expectation.

The people cried out to the Son of David.  They shouted blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord but they told others that this was Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee. 

Just who was this Jesus?  For this short time, he gave people a glimpse of the King who would one day rule on this earth. 

He would quickly resume his role as the suffering servant and the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, but some got an early glimpse of the King of Kings.


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