Today we celebrate what is known as the “Triumphal Entry” or Palm Sunday where Jesus enters Jerusalem being celebrated as the “Son of David” who comes “in the name of the Lord.” In other words, the crowds are praising Jesus as Israel’s long awaited Messiah, the Savior-King that God had promised to His people. Verse 8 is one of the few places where the Gospels record that Jesus’ glory is recognized on earth. Jesus bodily rode as the King of Peace, and the crowd gladly joined Him. But soon, these same people would bow to political pressure and sanction the crucifixion of their King. This day should caution us to guard against superficial acclaim for Christ.
Questions for further thought:
1. In what ways have you been persuaded to hide your affection for Jesus?
2. In what ways have you resisted this and openly proclaimed your faith in Jesus Christ no matter what the cost?
Challenge: Read & meditate on 1 Timothy 6:11-16 (especially v.12)
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