“Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”Matthew 21:5
God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world. He came humbly. He lived humbly. He served others and bore our burdens. The Prince of Peace, our King, came in humility.
Jesus entered the world as the son of a poor virgin. He grew up as a carpenter’s stepson.
Jesus taught and discipled a rag-tag group of followers. He healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, and touched the lepers. He raised the dead, multiplied bread and fish, and commanded the wind and sea.
This Miracle Worker was a different type of Man. He taught that the humble would inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5). His kingdom was at hand but it wasn’t of this world (John 18:36). His kingdom is eternal.
The time had come. The time that God had appointed and revealed from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:15). It was the time of Passover (Exodus 12:12).
The cross was before Jesus, and He set His face toward Jerusalem and the week before Him.
Triumph Through Humility
“This entry into Jerusalem has been termed the triumph of Christ. It was indeed the triumph of humility over pride and worldly grandeur; of poverty over affluence; and of meekness and gentleness over rage and malice.”Clarke
Kings who had been victorious in war pompously entered the cities on horses. But Jesus entered on the colt of a beast of burden, signifying that He came in peace.
The peace that He offered was peace with God – a right relationship with God.
His disciples spread their cloaks on the foal and put Him on it. The people lined the path with their cloaks and palm branches. They walked before and after Him shouting.
“Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”Matthew 21:9b
Hosanna! “Save now; save, I pray!”
Jesus came to save … to save you and me from our sins … to save us so that we could live forever with Him in glory.
Our King came in humility to take your sins, my sins, and the sins of the world upon Himself.
Our King came in humility to shed His blood and endure the wrath of God for you and me.
Our King came in humility to die on the cross and be buried for three days.
Our King came in humility to rise victorious over death.
Our King came in humility to offer eternal life with Him.
Our King came in humility, and He holds out His hand to you.
Will you come to our King in humility?
Will you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior?
If you would like to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, please pray this prayer with me.
Jesus, I know that I have sinned. Please forgive me of my sins. I believe that You died for my sins and that You rose from the dead three days later. I turn from my sins and want to follow You. Please come into my heart and lead me in the path that You want me to take. Amen.
If you said that prayer, please let me know in the comments so that I can pray for you.
May our King Who came in humility bless you as you celebrate His triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the way to the cross.
“The Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem,” A sermon by C. H. Spurgeon
“Taking An Adventure Through Eternity”
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