Thursday, 17 December 2020
Matthew 21:10 "When He entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, 'Who is this?'"
The thing I want to write about is how quickly things turned. Yeshua entered Jerusalem in the previous verse ... Matthew 21:9 "The crowds going before Him and those following kept shouting, saying, 'Hoshia-na to Ben-David! Baruch ha-ba b'shem Adonai! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hoshia-na in the highest!'"
The entry of Yeshua into Jerusalem was triumphant. Only a few days later, the shout of the crowd is altogether different. Luke 23:21 "but they kept shouting out, saying, 'Execute, execute Him!'" And so it went. Yeshua entered with a victorious celebration. Less than a week later (and possibly only a day or two), things had changed completely.
We also must beware of highs and lows. Rudyard Kipling calls them both impostors in his poem "If": "If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, And treat those two impostors just the same."
Yeshua knew His victorious entry was not the end, but He also knew His crucifixion was not the end. We too, will have moments of both triumph and disaster, but we must remember our destiny is eternity in the presence of Yeshua if we make a profession of faith and hold fast to it.
Hebrews 10:23 "Let us hold fast the unwavering confession of hope, for He who promised is faithful."
Rabbi Michael Weiner,