Luke 19 details Palm Sunday. When Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, he wasn’t just finding a convenient method of transportation. Jesus was fulfilling God’s promise from the Old Testament. The Bible is full of promises made and promises kept. I know that I have a hard time keeping my promises to my wife and five children, but our God is different. EVERY promise that he has ever made is kept. Period. End of story. That is the reason Palm Sunday is an important study.
Let’s see what else we can find in this very important chapter? For starters Jesus knows everything. This isn’t news, but it must have raised a few eye brows, even among the disciples when Jesus told them to go into a nearby village to pick up the donkey that he would be riding that day. Everything happened exactly how he said it would happen.
As he road into the city the people were excited to see him! After three years of ministry the word had gotten around about this preacher from Nazareth. He was famous for the miracles – healing, feeding thousands of people at a time. There were some who actually heard his words and believed that he was the promised Savior of the world.
What is most striking to me about this account is how his enemies reacted. Jesus was being treated as though he was God. When his enemies told Jesus to make it all stop, he told them that if the crowd remained silent, the stones would cry out in praise. One day, whether people want to or not, every knee will bow in heaven and on earth, and under the earth. Every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of the Father.
Want to hear more? Watch this week’s Bible study based on Luke 19 – Palm Sunday.
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