Mysteries and Secrets 25

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Mysteries and Secrets – Day 25

Matthew 21:5

See your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

The Thought

Last month many people across the world celebrated or re-enacted “Palm Sunday” when Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey. What a joyful day that was over two thousand years ago, for all those who thought He was the coming earthly king and that He would be crowned in Jerusalem! How wrong can people be?

Jesus Himself was the only One who saw through the mysteries to the real reason He was there that day. It wasn’t a secret, He had tried to tell His disciples, but they had their own agenda, and saw only triumph in the coming week.

How easy it is for us to misunderstand God’s ways, His purposes, and how they will affect our lives! It was more understandable for those who knew their scriptures, because the prophet Zechariah had written several years earlier: Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey,on a colt, the foal of a donkey (Zechariah 9:9).

Much of what the followers of Jesus believed was true. He was the real king, and would take His throne. But not by force or argument, but by submission to the plan of His Father God. How Jesus succeeded in this is one of the greatest mysteries in the world.


Thank Jesus today for His submission to the earthly authorities. Praise Him that He “stayed the course” and obeyed His Father’s mysterious plan to save the world. Thank Him for demonstrating His love for you that day as he approached the most difficult week of His life.

Read Matthew 21 and see the contrasts between the attitude of the people and those in authority.

Pray for those in authority in your area, that they would understand that Jesus is King.

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