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Humble, and Mounted on a Donkey

June 25, 2016

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Humble,  and Mounted  on a Donkey

With great pride  and boastful strength,  the foreign kings  of the Old Testament  rode their horses.     But,  the early kings of Israel —  like David and Solomon  —  rode donkeys  or mules  as they entered Jerusalem.     This showed humbleness  and trust  in the LORD.     And  —  it is prophetic  of our eternal King Jesus.

How so?     When Jesus entered Jerusalem  on Palm Sunday,  Matthew 21:4-5  says  about that,

This took place  to fulfill  what was spoken through the prophet:

“Say  to the daughter  of Zion,
‘Behold your King  is coming  to you,
Gentle,  and mounted  on a donkey,
Even on a colt,  the foal  of a beast  of burden.'”

That is a fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9,

Rejoice greatly,  O daughter  of Zion!
Shout  in triumph,  O daughter  of Jerusalem!
Behold,  your king  is coming  to you;
He is just  and endowed  with salvation,
Humble,  and mounted  on a donkey,
Even on a colt,  the foal  of a donkey.

The fulfillment  of Zechariah’s prophecy  is an important detail  of Jesus’ kingship  over all.     Revelation 19:16 says Jesus is,

KING  OF KINGS,  AND LORD  OF LORDS.

These details  are important  to keep  in mind  as we see the world  in a turmoil  with political conflicts,  terrorism,  and sins  of every kind.     As  “gentle”  and “humble”  as Jesus is,  He is still  the  “King of kings,  and LORD of lords”,  who will righteously judge  every single one  of us.     That should lead us  to become more  “gentle”  and “humble”  in our lives.

We don’t  have any reason  to become proud  or boastful,  because we are less than a wisp  of fog,  with no power or stability.     Because the fulfiller  of prophecy,  the Almighty LORD,  our Creator Redeemer  is “humble”  —  we should be “humble”  —  rejoicing  in our almighty  “KING of kings”.

Gladly accepting Jesus  as our Redeemer King,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank You  for showing us  the absolute beauty  of Your eternal holiness  and righteousness  as You humbly rode a donkey  as our KING of kings.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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