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The King’s Tears         Luke 19:28-44

Think of the happiest you have ever been

Think of the saddest you have ever been

Jesus rides an unbroken donkey                                          V. 28-35

The Bible also speaks about spiritually “going up” to Jerusalem. Humbling yourself before the Lord so He can take your humbled heart and raise you up to the kind of WALK with God you were created and redeemed to have.   

This unbroken donkey immediately did what the unbroken nation refused to do – YIELD to Jesus.           -Isaiah 1:2-3

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.       -Zech. 9:9

Genesis 49:10-11                    Revelation 19:11-13


Jesus receives praise from His mostly unbroken disciples  V. 36-40

Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle. And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east.   -Zech. 14:3-4a

Most of the “disciples” that day were “unbroken.” They would follow Jesus if He CONFORMED to their expectations, but would walk away from the Biblical Jesus.

Jesus wanted to bring them and us BOTH peace in Heaven and on Earth. When a sinner repents and believes in Jesus, they have peace in Heaven. When Christ returns and rules from Jerusalem, there will be peace on earth.


Jesus LAMENTS over an unbroken nation                            V. 41-44

Isaiah 9:6-7

Jerusalem means “City of Peace.” But they had rejected their “Prince of Peace.” That rejection of Jesus was going to bring DISASTER to the nation.

Jesus calls us to weep over that which breaks His heart – spiritual lostness and its CONSEQUENCES (Luke 23:27-28)

70 AD

John 1:11-12