Scripture to Read: Luke 19:28-44
Jesus’s triumphal entry is shared in all four Gospels. Our Lord Jesus Christ deserved, and will deserve for all eternity, to be praised and worshipped. The Pharisees, who hated our Lord Jesus Christ, did not like that the people were shouting, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord; Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”, a direct quote from Psalm 118:26. The Pharisees called out to Jesus and told Jesus to rebuke His followers for shouting this prophetic Messianic word. Jesus’s response was awesome because He told the Pharisees that if His followers become silent, the stones would begin to shout out His praises. We need to be careful not to miss what Jesus said here. As believers, we must never become silent about our Lord. We must never let anyone intimidate us from proclaiming the glory and majesty of our King. Jesus made it clear that if we do not declare His praise, the rocks themselves will cry out in praise of our King. Our Lord Jesus is a loving, merciful, gracious King. Jesus so desired the people of Israel would come to know Him that He wept over them, as seen in Luke 19:41. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, our Heavenly Father's love for every lost soul on the face of this earth has never changed. He desires everyone to know Christ as Lord (1 Timothy 2:3-4 “God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”). We must be sure to proclaim Him.
Challenge & Application
1. What did God teach you today about your role in proclaiming our Lord Jesus Christ to this lost world?
2. Who will you talk to this week about our Lord Jesus Christ and how He has changed your life?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!