Scripture to Read: Matthew 21:1-11
Our Lord Jesus Christ came to this earth in an average body, just like ours. He lived a perfect life but was still entirely misunderstood by most, especially his day's religious leaders. Our Lord came for a purpose, as God says through John in 1 John 3:5 & 8, “5 You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. 8 The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.” Christ came to take away our sins and destroy the devil’s work. To carry out the Father’s perfect will, Jesus spent daily fellowship in prayer with our Heavenly Father. We know Jesus never did anything that God the Father had not already commanded Him to do. Jesus said this in John 5:19, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner” and again Jesus said it in John 5:30, John 6:38, John 8:28, John 12:49, and John 14:10, and many other passages. When Jesus asked His disciples to get Him the donkey and the colt, He was fulfilling the Father’s will as prophesied in Zechariah 9:9. Jesus rode the colt, which showed that He came in peace for He was, and still is, the Prince of Peace. A conquering general would have ridden on a horse, not a colt. Christ’s triumphal entry was the picture of perfect humility.
Challenge & Application
1. What did God teach you today about Christ’s obedience to Him and His perfect will?
2. How are you pursuing and living in God’s perfect will for your life each day?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!