Daily D – Mark 11:9-10 | Matthew 21:10-11
Mark 11:9, 10 Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
Mark 11:9-10 NIV
Matthew 21:10, 11 When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in an uproar, saying, “Who is this?” 11 The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Christian Standard Bible (Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers, 2020), Mt 21:10–11.
Jesus entered Jerusalem along with the pilgrim crowds en route to celebrate Passover. He was hailed as King. These people had seen and heard and received reports about what Jesus had done. How could they not celebrate a man with healing in his hands, a man who raised the dead to life, a man who spoke like no other?
How was he received when he arrived at the temple? With indifference (verse 11) and hostility (verses 27-33). This devolved rather quickly into outright opposition and condemnation to death (14:63-64).
The stewards of the temple, the place where people were to draw near to God, kept the keys from the rightful owner of the house. Be careful who you allow to manage your affairs. Be careful not to confuse stewardship with ownership.
So once upon a time, the King entered his Kingdom. He arrived at his throne room without welcome. No anticipation of his arrival was evident. Everything worked just fine without him. Those in charge were determined to keep it that way. This should remind us today of Revelation 3:20:
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
It is a simple question, really. It is also a question of ultimate significance. On which side of your door does Jesus stand? Do you welcome him as your King? Or do you ignore his approach?
This is a day to celebrate Jesus. Bring whatever you have to exalt him for who he is. Recall all he has done for you and give him thanks. May he forever find a joyful welcome at home in your heart.
I will always welcome Jesus as my savior and my king.
Our Father, in answer to the musical question, “Who will call him King of Kings?” I will. I do. Amen.
CONNECT WITH ME!
Interested in learning more about Church Unique or Life Younique? Send a note through the Get In Touch box or Message me through the Facebook link above.
GET IN TOUCH!
READ MY BLOG!
Daily D – Psalm 143:8-10
Psalm 143:8-10 Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. Rescue me from my enemies, Lord; I run to you to hide me. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.
Daily D – Psalm 142:5
Psalm 142:5 Then I pray to you, O Lord. I say, “You are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life.”
Daily D – Ezra 3:11-13
Ezra 3:11-13 With praise and thanks, they sang this song to the Lord: “He is so good! His faithful love for Israel endures forever!” Then all the people gave a great shout, praising the Lord because the foundation of the Lord’s Temple had been laid. But many of the older priests, Levites, and other leaders who had seen the first Temple wept aloud when they saw the new Temple’s foundation. The others, however, were shouting for joy. The joyful shouting and weeping mingled together in a loud noise that could be heard far in the distance.
Daily D – 2 Chronicles 35:22-25
2 Chronicles 35:22-25 After Josiah had finished restoring the Temple, King Neco of Egypt led his army up from Egypt to do battle at Carchemish on the Euphrates River, and Josiah and his army marched out to fight him. But King Neco sent messengers to Josiah with this message: “What do you want with me, king of Judah? I have no quarrel with you today! I am on my way to fight another nation, and God has told me to hurry! Do not interfere with God, who is with me, or he will destroy you.” But Josiah refused to listen to Neco, to whom God had indeed spoken, and he would not turn back. Instead, he disguised himself and led his army into battle on the plain of Megiddo. But the enemy archers hit King Josiah with their arrows and wounded him. He cried out to his men, “Take me from the battle, for I am badly wounded!”
Daily D – 2 Chronicles 32:31
2 Chronicles 32:31 However, when ambassadors arrived from Babylon to ask about the remarkable events that had taken place in the land, God withdrew from Hezekiah in order to test him and to see what was really in his heart.