The Proclamation of Brothers
As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!" And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples." He answered, "I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out."—Luke 19:37-40
This was Jesus' royal march to the end of what he had come to do. He entered the Holy City of Jerusalem to be rejected, not respected. Jesus was on a trajectory that would result in the cruelest punishment of all time—Roman crucifixion. A path he chose, not one that was chosen for him.
The irony of this moment is that to some, this situation was cause for celebration, and for others, it was cause for concern. For those familiar with Jesus, they knew him intimately, which resulted in uninhibited praise. For those not so familiar, their inhibitions were exhibited by their present concerns. Regardless Jesus understands that if mankind did not sing and celebrate, that creation itself would demand response as even the very stones would cry out.
But every man experiences the coming of Christ differently. Even so, we who are Christian men should not soften our praise. We should praise more willingly and energetically, not to taunt but to demonstrate. Why leave celebration to the boulders, rocks, and pebbles? Instead, we should praise, and do it together, as brothers in Christ.
This week we are focusing on the discipline of brotherhood.
Your Call To Act (C.T.A.) today is:
- Pray: for 3-5 minutes, praising God for what he has done for you and others.
- Share: below, giving a shout of praise as bothers.
- Tell: one person today something you are praising God about.
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