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Week 37 Day 5
everyone is shouting joyfully
but Jesus was entering his darkest hour
everyone is there for the parade
but Jesus knew and could feel the pain coming
everyone is looking for any cause to celebrate
but Jesus knew that moment would fade
everyone is intoxicated with the excitement of the moment
but Jesus knew that popularity does not last
everyone is high on expectations
but Jesus saw beyond the moment
everyone is delighting in the deliverer
but Jesus saw the cross before him
everyone calls him king
but Jesus knew the fickleness of their loyalties
everyone acts out the momentum of the crowd
and Jesus continues his faithful journey
blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord
A cowboy once noted
that Jesus must have had
to guide an untamed donkey
through that crowd of reveling people.
The crowds were amazed
but the religious leaders had had enough.
Mark 11 & 12
1When they drew near Jerusalem, at the Mount of Olives,
He sent two of His disciples. 2He said to them, "Go into the
village opposite you; as soon as you have entered it you will
find a colt tied, on which no one has sat. Loose it and bring it.
3 If anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' say, 'The Lord has need of it,' and immediately he will send it here."
4They went their way and found the colt tied by the door
outside on the street, and they loosed it. 5Some of those who stood there said to them, "What are you doing, loosing the colt?" 6And they spoke to them just as Jesus had commanded.
7They brought the colt to Jesus, threw their clothes on it and He sat on it. 8Many spread their clothes on the road, others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9Those before and those who followed cried out: "Hosanna! 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!'"
11Jesus went into Jerusalem and into the temple. When
He had looked around at all things, as the hour was already late,
He went out to Bethany with the twelve.
12The next day, 15they came to Jerusalem. Jesus went into
the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold,
and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats
of those who sold doves. 16He would not allow anyone to
carry wares through the temple. 17He taught, saying, "Is it
not written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer for
all nations'? But you have made it a 'den of thieves.'"
18The scribes and chief priests heard it and sought how they
might destroy Him; for they feared Him, because all the people
were astonished at His teaching. 13They sent to Him some of
the Pharisees and the Herodians, to catch Him in His words.
14When they had come, they said to Him, "Teacher, we
know that You are true, for You do not regard the person of
men, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to pay
taxes to Caesar, or not? 15Shall we pay, or shall we not pay?"
But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why do
you test Me? Bring Me a denarius that I may see it." 16So
they brought it. And He said to them, "Whose image and
inscription is this?" They said to Him, "Caesar's."
17Jesus answered and said, "Render to Caesar the things
that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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