Thursday: Psalm 81, 84; Isaiah 63; Luke 9.51-end

Variations on a theme of Triumphal Entry
By Isaiah 63 and Luke 19 with observations from Sarah Baker

The Lord comes in majesty…of different sorts:
Isaiah: “Who is this who comes from Edom with garments of glowing colors…this One who is majestic in His apparel, marching in the greatness of His strength?
Luke: They brought [the colt] to Jesus, and they threw their coats on the colt and put Jesus on it.

The Lord comes in righteous judgment:
Isaiah: “I also trod them in My anger and trampled them in My wrath....
Luke: Jesus entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling….

And, knowing what’s ahead, He still makes a Triumphal Entry.
Isaiah: “For He said, ‘Surely, they are my people, sons who will not deal falsely.’ So He became their Savior.”
Luke: “Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out.’ When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it.”

And we rejoice at our salvation.
Isaiah: “I shall make mention of the lovingkindness of the Lord, the praises of the Lord.
Luke: Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.

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