October 26

October 26

Jesus’ Triumphal Entry — Entering Jerusalem, cleansing the temple, & cursing the fig tree.

Today’s Readings:
Reading 1: Matthew 21
Reading 2: Psalm 118:19-29
Reading 3: Zechariah 9:9

God had told His people that their King would come to them riding humbly on a donkey. So imagine the excitement when the people see Jesus coming into Jerusalem in the manner prophesied! Unfortunately the prophecies also mention “the stone the builders rejected” and sure enough, the religious leaders, the wicked farmers of Jesus’ story, reject Him and will shortly kill Him.

Notice that this took place miraculously, but also that the expectations of the crowd were not rooted in God’s plan. That contrast will play out in a roller-coaster of events in the next few days’ readings, but God is in control!

Have a great day!

Mark.

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