In The Word

Read: Luke 19:29-46



29 When He approached Bethphage and Bethany, near the mountain that is called Olivet, He sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village ahead of you; there, as you enter, you will find a colt tied, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here. 31 And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” 32 So those who were sent left and found it just as He had told them.33 And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34 They said, “The Lord has need of it.” 35 And they brought it to Jesus, and they threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. 36 Now as He was going, they were spreading their cloaks on the road. 37 And as soon as He was approaching, near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen,38 shouting:

Blessed is the King, the One who comes in the name of the Lord;
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

39 And yet some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples!” 40 Jesus replied, “I tell you, if these stop speaking, the stones will cry out!”

41 When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it,42 saying, “If you had known on this day, even you, the conditions for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes. 43 For the days will come upon you when your enemies will put up a barricade against you, and surround you and hem you in on every side, 44 and they will level you to the ground, and throw down your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.”

Traders Driven from the Temple

45 And Jesus entered the temple grounds and began to drive out those who were selling, 46 saying to them, “It is written: ‘And My house will be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of robbers.”

New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation

Walking In The Word


Yeshua sent two disciples to retrieve a colt to ride upon for His glorious entry into Jerusalem. As people saw Him, they laid coats and leafy branches on the road and proclaimed, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord; peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Some religious leaders asked Yeshua to silence the crowd, but He refused and rebuked them for not recognizing that He was the promised Savior. Once inside the city, Yeshua went to the temple and saw vendors conducting business; He threw them out because the temple was meant for prayer and worshipping God.  

Why was the colt untied from the rope that bound it? Because Yeshua needed it to carry Him into Jerusalem to fulfill His mission. Similarly, Yeshua has “untied” us from sins and strongholds that once bound us, as He needs us to carry out His wonderful will upon the earth and fulfill His glorious mission that people would be saved. Our sinful ways used to bind us and hold us back from walking in God’s ways. But when Yeshua saved us, He freed us to follow His Holy Spirit and obey His wonderful commands. We must be careful not to tie ourselves again to sin, because it will try to bind us up and lead us away from God’s perfect will for our lives.

Have you bound yourself again to sin? If so, cry out to God in repentance and for His power to free you.

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