Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord

And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” (Matthew 21:9 ESV)

As we celebrate Palm Sunday today we see how the crowd sang Jesus’ praises saying “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” They shouted it out. Everyone in the crowd was for Jesus. They recognized Him as the Son of David, the messiah, the chosen one. But it took only a few short days for the crowd to turn on Jesus and demand that He be crucified.

The crowd is always fickle. Jesus did not base His ministry or actions based on what the crowd wanted. He did what God the Father wanted. As Christians we need to be above the crowd. We too need to do what God wants. That will not always be popular. Many times we will suffer scorn and ridicule because we follow God. But we can always be assured that God will never change.

The crowd changes, God does not. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

Have a blessed day,

David

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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