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In the last week of Jesus on earth, He took a journey to Jerusalem with his disciples. The time had come for Him to finish His mission, the reason He was born.

Let’s see how different people respond to Jesus in this narrative -

Read Luke 19:30-37  

  1. The owner did not object to his colt being taken away when he knew Jesus wanted it.

  2. The disciples spread their cloaks on the colt.

  3. The crowds join in praising Jesus in hope that He would save them from the Roman rule. 

 

Read Luke 19: 39-40

The Pharisees who were always trying to find fault with Jesus, at this moment could not bear to see Jesus being honoured!

In Matthew 21:10, we read, as Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this” and they were told that this was Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.

So, “Who is this Jesus?”- Jesus begins His journey into Jerusalem riding on a donkey. This was a fulfillment of prophecy in Zechariah 9:9, Zion’s King coming on a lowly colt, in meekness and humility, bringing salvation. Unlike an earthly king, He did not choose an animal of pomp and show like a horse, but a colt, a young donkey. Nothing is too common or weak for our Lord to use.

Read Luke 19:41-44

Jesus weeps over Jerusalem, knowing full well the coming events. When we see Jesus weeping over Jerusalem, we see the tender heart of God, crying over the hardness and callousness of a heart which rejects God and his coming kingdom.

Stop and consider –

  • Is your heart hardened towards God? Have you been rejecting God?

  • Where are we in our relationship with God? Who is Jesus to us?

 

God is seeking for those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth, those who will crown Him as King and Lord of their lives.

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