The Promises of God’s Living Word
Luke 19:37–40: Celebrate!
On this first Palm Sunday the people shout the words of Psalm 118:26: “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.” By entering the Holy City on a colt, Jesus is fulfilling the specific prophecy of Zechariah: “Behold, your king is coming to you; He is righteous and endowed with salvation, humble, and mounted on a donkey, even on a colt, the foal of a donkey” (Zechariah 9:9).
Jesus, the King of kings, still deserves our acclamation and celebration. Let us take the words of Luke 19:38 (referencing Psalm 118:26) on our lips for now and the future, for Jesus does not set up an earthly kingdom but endures the cross to forever sit “at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens” (Hebrews 8:1). We can shout His praises both now and in the afterlife.