So That You May Know: Triumphal Entry – Jesus Weeps Over Jerusalem

April 10, 2022

Luke 19:28-44

The people who were praising God for giving them a king had the wrong idea about Jesus.  They expected him to be a national leader who would restore their nation to its former glory, and thus they were deaf to the words of their prophets and blind to Jesus’ real mission.  When it became apparent that Jesus was not going to fulfill their hopes, many people turned against him.  The Jewish leaders rejected their King.  They had refused God’s offer of salvation in Jesus Christ when they were visited by God himself, and soon their nation would suffer.  God did not turn away from the Jewish people who obeyed him, however, and he continues to offer salvation to the people he loves, both Jews and Gentiles.  Eternal life is within your reach, accept it while the opportunity is still offered.