The Triumphal Entry

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

When Jesus rode into Jerusalem in the days before His crucifixion, He was fulfilling a prophecy given to Zechariah hundreds of years earlier. Through eyes of faith, this prophet saw how a King would come to Jerusalem. Even though a King, He was humble and would be mounted on the “foal of a donkey.”

When the day finally came, “a very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road” in preparation for Jesus’ arrival. They shouted praises, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” and cried “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.”

This was a major event, for “all the city was stirred.” People wondered what could have caused such an uproar. The crowds announced, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee” (Matthew 21:8-11).

The whole community seemed to join together to praise and honor Jesus. Yet, just a few days later, Jerusalem crowds would cry for His crucifixion. But Jesus was not surprised.

At an earlier Passover celebration, many people said that they believed in Him. But Jesus knew that this belief was shallow and superficial. They may have spoken words of praise, yet their hearts were not totally committed. Faced with new circumstances or pressures, they easily could change. Jesus did not entrust Himself to them, for He “knew what was in man” (John 2:23-25).

Today, many people say that they are Christians but have not made Jesus their Lord. They say they believe but only have a superficial commitment.

How about you? Is Jesus the Lord of your life? Is He your Lord all the time? Praise Him from your heart, and commit your life to Him.