THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A judge came into the court room and said,
"I have a reputation for being honest and incorruptible by bribery.
But both the attorney for the defense and the attorney for the plaintiff
have tried to bribe me.
The plaintiff has given a check for $5,000.
The defendant has given a check for $10,000.
I'm going to return $5,000 to the defendant and try this case based
solely upon the evidence!"
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of
Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee:
he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass,
and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
Light from the Word.
This Old Testament prophecy of Jesus coming to claim His kingdom
tells us some very wonderful things!
It is a kingdom of JOY!
That's exuberant, jumping and shouting joy!
It is a kingdom of LIFE!
That's life eternal continually!
That's life with the greatest quality!
It is a kingdom of LOVING KINDNESS and PEACE!
Jesus is the Prince of Peace (Is. 9:6)
One day, God will deliver a kingdom that is total peace.
But today, through Christ, we have "the peace that passeth all
understanding." (Philippians 4:7)
It is a kingdom of JUSTNESS!
"He is JUST"!
We are sinners, defiled.
We cannot be justified before God on our own merit.
But we are "justified freely by His grace through the redemption
that is in Christ Jesus" (Rom. 3:24)
Most of all, it is a kingdom of SALVATION!
Jesus OWNS salvation!
That word literally means plucked from the pit!
Salvation is His to own, and His to give.
He gives it by grace to those who surrender to His Lordship!
And share this wonderful news with others today!