Today's Devotion (Thursday)

Your ‘Gold’ At His Feet

LUKE 19:28-35

Key Verse:

"And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? And they said, The Lord hath need of him" (Luke 19:33,34).

Alexander MacLaren in one of his comments said: "Christ comes to us in like fashion, and brushes aside all our convenient excuses. He says, ‘I want you, and that is enough". The Creator of the universe needs us and desires to fit us into His eternal design! Though all-powerful and not dependent on any creature, He has chosen to carry out His plans through lowly human instruments just as He chose a donkey to serve as His royal vehicle. In our reading today, we see Jesus come to the last, critical week before His crucifixion. He carefully and deliberately sends His disciples to make arrangements for His arrival into Jerusalem. Jesus had been to Jerusalem at least half a dozen times before now; but there was something very special about this particular journey on a colt. It was important that it wasn’t a horse, because that would send the message that Jesus was a man of war. For much of His ministry, Jesus did everything He could to discourage people from publicly celebrating Him as Messiah. But on this day, Jesus was going to be praised and adored as Messiah. "The whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice". On this Charles Spurgeon remarked: "And yet, I suppose, those disciples had their trials as we have ours. There might have been a sick wife at home, or a child withering with disease." Yet they all praised Him for the mighty works He did in their lives and those of other people. They praised Jesus with whatever they had, using simple things like palm branches (John 12:13). You may feel you do not have a great voice, heart or life but use it to praise Him with it. The Lord has need of it. It does not matter what your reputation is; the Lord has need of you. Like this colt, take courage and break loose from what has bound you because God has need of you!

Thought for the day: Little is much when God is in it.

Bible Reading in one Year: EZEKIEL 25-28

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