The Day Jesus Entered Psalm 118 | Psalm 118
Psalm 118 was a liturgy in Jesus’s Day as part of the celebration of Passover. And because of that, the words on the lips of those praising Jesus as he entered Jerusalem the Sunday of Passover week fulfilled their own prophecy. You’ve heard these words many times every Palm Sunday. All four gospels record this event as Jesus literally entered the ancient story of Psalm 118. It’s pretty cool how God does these kinds of things.
Psalm 118:25–26 ESV
25 Save us, we pray, O LORD! O LORD, we pray, give us success!
26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!
Mark 11:9–10 ESV
And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!”
Luke 13:34–35 NIV
“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”
Luke 19:41–44 NIV
As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”
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