Unconditional Praise

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Some among the crowds who gathered to greet Jesus must have come out of curiosity. As He approached Jerusalem, many wanted to see the Man who had performed miracles, even raising Lazarus from the dead. Others thought He might lead a revolt and overthrow Roman rule.

Philip emerged from the crowd, asking Andrew to arrange for him to meet Jesus. Surprisingly instead of talking about power, Jesus explained that a grain of wheat needed to fall into the earth and die, so it could bear much fruit. He talked not about might or a movement but about being a servant.

So, what of the crowds? Earlier in Jesus’ ministry, the Bible explains that “He knew all men” and “knew what was in man” (John 2:23-25). He knew some would follow when everything was going right, when nothing difficult was demanded. But who would follow when times were tough? When sacrifices were required? When they faced problems and opposition?

Even today, many are “fair weather Christians.” Praising Jesus when everything is going well, but withdrawing in tough times. Yet some truly have surrendered their lives to Jesus making Him Lord, no matter what they go through. Like Job, they say, “Though He slay me, I will hope in Him” (Job 13:15).

On this Palm Sunday, enter into praise and make praise a lifestyle. Praise Him in the morning. At night! At home and work! Make Him your Lord and trust in Him, in every situation.