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Palm Sunday – Seeing the King on Palm Sunday – Luke 12:32

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The “Love to the Uttermost” devotional today highlights that God acts out his deepest delight in giving His flock the kingdom.  God finds great joy in freely reuniting sinners to Himself.  What a wonderful truth!

As I pray through this devotion, I envision the meek and humble King coming to Jerusalem riding on a donkey. A king who knows this road leads to certain death, yet leads to life for sinners. He approaches His death, but does so willingly and freely because ushering sinners that respond to Him in faith into His kingdom brings Him great delight. This scene is described for us in John 12, “On the next day the large crowd who had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began to shout, “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel.” Jesus, finding a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your King is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.”

Who is this King? Psalm 24 answers this question:

The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains,

The world, and those who dwell in it.

For He has founded it upon the seas

And established it upon the rivers.

Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord?

And who may stand in His holy place?

He who has clean hands and a pure heart,

Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood

And has not sworn deceitfully.

He shall receive a blessing from the Lord

And righteousness from the God of his salvation.

This is the generation of those who seek Him,

Who seek Your face—even Jacob. Selah.

 

Lift up your heads, O gates,

And be lifted up, O ancient doors,

That the King of glory may come in!

Who is the King of glory?

The Lord strong and mighty,

The Lord mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, O gates,

And lift them up, O ancient doors,

That the King of glory may come in!

Who is this King of glory?

The Lord of hosts,

He is the King of glory. Selah.

No one can enter the hill of the Lord because none have clean hands and a pure heart. However, the King of glory delights in making us clean and pure so we can ascend His holy place. Let us give thanks to the King of glory!

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