He spoke from Luke 19:28-40, The Triumphal Entry. From this section he told us of the four responses to a King. I had never heard this teaching before and found it quite interesting.
- First response: Selfish. vs. 37 refers to the “whole multitude of disciples.” This multitude could include nonbelievers as well as believers. They were rejoicing and praising God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen (emphasis mine). Anyone can offer praise from mighty works they see, but it take a follower of Christ to offer praises for the unseen.
- Second response: Scoffers. vs. 39 said the Pharisees called Him “Teacher.” How could they call him teacher if they wouldn’t let Him teach them?
- Third response: Superficial. For this you have to read Pilot’s response to the priests when they shouted that they wanted Jesus crucified. He couldn’t understand why because he found no wrong in Him. Very probably his only reason for this was to please the Jewish people. Trying to please everyone.
- Fourth response: Sincere. vs. 40 says that “if ‘these’ should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” The “these” are the sincere followers of Christ~the ones that share His love and His message.
I know that in my walk I’ve probably been all of these but I pray that as I mature in my walk, God would find me to be sincere.