Scripture Union USA is providing a free online Bible reading guide for Advent called Journey to Bethlehem. Come join me on this Journey.
Day 5 of the Journey to Bethlehem is titled His Kingship Foretold.
Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion!I so often rely on formalities and external 'things' to give myself beauty, stature, importance, and power before others -to make an impression. I desire to put this behind me.
Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem!
See, your king comes to you,
righteous and having salvation,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey. (Zechariah 9:9)
The King of Kings entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey instead of a white horse as any earthly king would have chosen at this point in history. Jesus was not focused on MAKING AN IMPRESSION on people to bring importance to himself the way the world seeks, but He was focused on bringing glory and honor to God the Father. Praise the name of the Lord!
P.S. Here is a link to the previous days of my Journey to Bethlehem.