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Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
This is the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem at the beginning of what we call “The Passion Week.” The people celebrated Him as He rode in on a donkey, which was the animal of kings, and they shouted, “Hosannah.” But just a few days later, they would crucify Him on a rugged cross.
The Psalmist prophesied these words in Psalm 118, verse 25. They mean, “Lord Please Save Us And Give Us Success.” Another translation says in place of SUCCESS, “Give us PROSPERITY.” There are several reasons why these same people would crucify Jesus a few days later. One of them was political. The Jewish people were living under the tyranny of Rome. They were poor because of the heavy and unjust taxation of the people. They believed that the true Messiah would do a political overthrow and win them over through sheer force. But that was not Jesus’ plan. His kingdom would be, first of all, spiritual. He knew that once men’s and women’s hearts were healed by His Grace, they could, in turn, lead a more faith-filled and hopeful life. Until Jesus changes a person’s spiritual life, the line “Please Save Us And Give Us Success” will always be a temporary fix.
I’ve never wanted a temporary fix for my challenges. I’ve, instead, wanted my spiritual life to be right in Your eyes. I know that if my “spirit man” is right, the rest of me will be saved and successful. Amen