The entire city of Jerusalem was in an uproar as he entered. “Who is this?” they asked. —Matthew 21:10
This is a question that needs to be asked about Jesus. There was a Pharaoh of Egypt who said, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey him and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord and I will not let Israel go” (Exodus 5:2). The stubborn ignorance of Pharaoh led to the destruction of his army and his country. So will be the end of any nation whose leaders do not know the Lord and are against His people. It will only lead to eventually destruction.
“Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses. Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm. The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth—he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do. No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” —Psalm 33
Pharaoh should have put his hope in the Lord and not in himself. His choice brought destruction upon his people. So it will be for any nation. Godless leaders will only do harm to their people because they have their own interests in mind and not the best interests of the people or of God’s.
“Who is this?” And the crowds replied, “Its Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.” He is Light, Life, Love, Bread, Water, Righteousness, Justification, Redemption, Salvation, King, Christ, Lord, Friend, Forgiveness, Truth, Creator, Sustainer, First-Born from the Dead, Savior, Word, Compassion, Peace, Lamb, Shepherd, Son, Comforter, Corner Stone, Servant, Captain, Head, Vine, Judge and so much more! Do you know Him? I truly hope so. He is man’s only hope in this life and in the life to come.
Dear Father, thank You for sending Jesus that we could be saved from our sin and saved to a relationship with You through Him. Out of the gratitude of my heart may I live as You desire in the Holy Spirit’s power. May it be so!