Bahan Alkitab: Matthew 21:1-17; Luke 19:39-44
This week children will learn about praising Jesus.
Before entering the city of Jerusalem, Jesus and His disciples came to the village of Bethphage at Mount of Olives. There Jesus sent two disciples to find and bring Him a colt, on which no one has ever yet sat. This fulfilled the prophesy in Zechariah 9:9.
Many people, the crowds and multitudes of disciples, who went ahead of Him and followed Him shouted,
“Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”
Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road and cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. This symbolized the welcoming of a king.
Jesus did not rebuke them, as the Pharisees wanted Him to do, although He knew that the crowds thought of him as the coming Messiah who would rescue them from Roman Empire.
When Jesus entered into the temple, there were young children who praised him, “Hosanna to the Son of David!”. Again, the Chief priests and scribes asked Jesus to rebuke them but Jesus refused to do so.
Jesus welcomed the praise from those people. And Jesus deserves all our praise too because He is our Lord and our God
However, we can only truly praise Jesus from our heart if we have trusted Him as Savior. We can’t truly praise the Lord until our sins are forgiven.
May children praise Jesus with all their hearts, knowing that Jesus deserves all their praise.
I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth