If we should stay silent, the stones would cry out.
The humble Messiah enters town on a donkey’s back to the loud praises of His disciples, “ Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the LORD!” Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” (Luke 19:38)
The Pharisees call to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” (19:39)
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The disciples called Him, “King”.
The Pharisees call Him, “teacher”.
And here’s the thing, most of the lost world will give a “nod” to some of Jesus’ teachings as “good”.
They will follow what they agree with, but to surrender to Him as Lord and King and do what He says in His Word? No, that’s too much.
The lost will lump Jesus in the category with other teachers of other religions.
They will say things like, let’s focus on what unites us instead of what divides us. They will put the “COEXIST” bumper sticker on their car.
And that sounds great on the surface.
But, if the One true God is not their King, what will eventually divide us, is the greatest of divides—Heaven and Hell.
Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me“ (John 14:6)
The disciples call Him “King”.
The Pharisees call Him “teacher”.
Jesus said of those who wish to be His disciples , “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. (Luke 9: 23-26)
Jesus is The King! The One True God who , alone, is worthy of all praise and glory and honor!
As the disciples shouted their praise, “some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” (Luke 19:39)
But Jesus answers and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent the stones would immediately cry out.” (Luke 19:40)
Does THAT not give you chills?!
For even creation, even the stones laying on the ground, would rise up to cry praises to the King of Kings should His disciples, (should we), stay silent!
Oh friend, as the old gospel song goes, ”ain’t gonna let no rock cry out in my place!”
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