Friday, November 26, 2010

Daily Devo- Luke 19: 28-40 "Obedience and Praise"

Luke 19: 28-40

28 And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” 32 So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them. 33 And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34 And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” 35 And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36 And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. 37 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, 38 saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39 And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.” (ESV)
 Lord as I read this passage this morning, I thank You and praise You for who YOU are! When You told the disciples to go get the donkey colt You needed, they did it. The owner of the colt gave it to You without arguing or wanting something in return. It was instant obedience. Oh Lord, I desire to obey You that way. What You ask me to do, may I listen and obey exactly. And immediately.
I also see that not only did Your disciples obey, but they loudly sang Your praises. They were singing and praising and testifying to what You had done and acknowledging You as the Messiah. They did this even though once again the Pharisees in the crowd stepped in to complain.
 I see You handling the Pharisees. You let them know that You were not going to rebuke Your disciples, that even if they were quiet, the very rocks on the ground would sing your praises.  Oh Lord, thank You for dealing with the Pharisees in my life. Let me remember to focus on You not on them!
Lord I see that I just need to obey, and sing Your praises that testify as to who You are, and You, oh Lord, will deal with the modern day Pharisees!
I will immediately obey the word of God as each choice is presented to me as I walk through this day.
I will sing praises and testify as to  who Jesus is, I will not be quiet, even when the Pharisees in my life are telling me I am wrong and to be quiet.
I will let Jesus deal with the Pharisees.  

Chasing After Their Hearts,

Glenda Johnson

1 comment:

  1. Well put, I need the reminder that obedience is so much more important than anything else!