Until very recent times, I didn’t understand the full significance of how Christ was fulfilling His Holy Scriptures before and after the Crucifixion. Some of it is still beyond my meager comprehensions. I’m still learning.
There’s so much significance connected to His entry into Jerusalem. When our LORD Jesus rode in on that humble donkey, instead of a white stallion, the crowds went before him laying palm fronds in the road and singing, “Hosanna”, as if He was a conquering hero. I always assumed that was a praise, but it’s not. It was the Jewish people crying out to, who was to them merely a carpenters son, to “Save us!” They didn’t know at that time that He was, and is, the Son of God and had come to save them spiritually. To make them a Nation of Priests. They thought He was only there to save them physically from Roman rule. The crowd quickly became disappointed when He didn’t ‘fulfill’ what they thought He should be doing, so, Jesus was abandoned by the people after the trial by Pilate.
How many times have I abandoned my loving LORD because He doesn’t “do what I want him to do … ?!” I’m ashamed to admit it’s too many times to count. But with His strength and help, I’m working on the learning to lean on His understanding. To trust Him as I should.
And, thankfully, for all mankind, God chose the nails. He sacrificed Himself for the sins of the World, not just the Jewish people. WE are the one’s that should be on trial for our sins. But sinless Jesus, son of God son of man, stood mute in our sinful place at the trial. His innocent blood is on that cross that He willingly gave for us. This is what truly Saves Us.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.