Scripture: Mark 11:1-11
Deliberate Preparation (vv. 1-6)
Triumphal Entry (vv. 7-8)
In following these OT examples of kings and fulfilling the Zechariah prophecy, Jesus accomplished two purposes: (1) He declared Himself to be Israel’s King and Messiah; and (2) He deliberately challenged the religious leaders. We will see that challenge as he enters the temple and in Luke 19 where the Pharisees say to Jesus “Tell your followers to be silent.” And in John 12 they said, Look, the world has gone after him.
Messianic Proclamation (vv. 9-11)
My personal Bible reading and devotions this week were in 1 Corinthians chapter 4 where Paul said “It is required of stewards that they be found faithful.” A steward is one who manages and uses an owners property and possessions in their absence. Like the steward of Gondor in Lord of the Rings.
To reflect more on your place in bringing glory to God, you can explore verses like