Soli Deo Gloria

Matthew 21 – Triumphal Entry, Cleansing the Temple, Cursing the Fig Tree, Challenge to Jesus’ Authority, Parable of 2 Sons, Parable of Tenants

They came to the Mount of Olives and Jesus sent two disciples to find a donkey with its colt (in fulfillment of the Bible). They did and as they came into Jerusalem crowds were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” The crowds said he was a prophet from Nazareth of Galilee. Jesus drove out those who sold and bought in the temple quoting the Bible, “God’s house shall be a house of prayer.” Jesus healed the blind and lame at the temple. The next morning Jesus was hungry and cursed a fig tree that had no fruit. By faith mountains are thrown into the sea, and God answers your prayers. The chief priests and elders asked him by what authority He did these things. They refused to answer where John’s baptism was from, so Jesus refused to answer their question. Jesus told the parable of the two sons (one obeyed and the other didn’t). The prostitutes and tax-collectors go into the kingdom of God before them, because they rejected John. Then Jesus told the parable of the tenants who killed the owners son for the inheritance. He quoted the Bible, and said the kingdom of God will be taken away from them and given to people producing its fruits. The chief priests and Pharisees heard and sought to arrest him but feared the crowds.

Jesus is the fulfillment of the Davidic covenant. He is the king through whom David’s throne would be established forever. He is the stone that the leaders of Israel (builders) refused. Jesus Christ is ushering in the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is taken away from those who don’t bear the fruits of the kingdom. I confess, that too often my life doesn’t bear the fruits of this kingdom. Pray that God would make us more like the sinners who believed in Christ, and ask that He might bear fruit in our hearts and in our lives. God protect our hearts from fulfilling religious obligations all while missing and even challenging the authority of Your Son.


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