Today’s passage: Matthew 21:1-11
- Jesus’ triumphal entry fulfills prophecy from Zechariah.
- The “Daughter of Zion” just means the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
- Jesus didn’t ride in on a white stallion with chariots and fanfare. He had come to be humbled. He came to serve, not to be served.
- Jesus did not ride on the donkey AND her colt. When it says He sat on “them”, it means the cloaks of the disciples that they laid on the animals. Jesus chose to ride in on the colt (The younger, smaller donkey) sitting on the cloaks of the disciples.
- “Hosanna” means, “save now”. So the people were declaring salvation had come through Jesus, the Son of David. The question is from what were they hoping to be saved?
- When asked who this man was who had garnered all this attention, the people seem to back off their statement and now go no further than to call Him a prophet.
Questions to consider:
- How does Jesus choice to ride in on a donkey seem so fitting? What had he come to do?
- In what way did Jesus showcase His omniscience (All-knowing) in this passage?
- In what ways was this entry triumphant? In what way(s) would it appear that it was not?