September 7, 2020

THE PRIESTLY KING

A psalm of David. 

This is the declaration of the Lord to my Lord: 

“Sit at my right hand 

until I make your enemies your footstool.” 

The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion. 

Rule over your surrounding enemies. 

Your people will volunteer 

on your day of battle.,

In holy splendor, from the womb of the dawn, 

the dew of your youth belongs to you.,

The Lord has sworn an oath and will not take it back: 

“You are a priest forever 

according to the pattern of Melchizedek.” 

The Lord is at your right hand; 

he will crush kings on the day of his anger. 

He will judge the nations, heaping up corpses; 

he will crush leaders over the entire world. 

He will drink from the brook by the road; 

therefore, he will lift up his head.

Psalm 110 (CSB)

Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; 

I am cleansed from my sin”? 

10 Differing weights and varying measures—

both are detestable to the Lord. 

11 Even a young man is known by his actions—

by whether his behavior is pure and upright. 

12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye—

the Lord made them both. 

13 Don’t love sleep, or you will become poor; 

open your eyes, and you’ll have enough to eat.

Proverbs 20:9–13 (CSB)

THE DECISION TO KILL LAZARUS

Then a large crowd of the Jews learned he was there. They came not only because of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, the one he had raised from the dead. 10 But the chief priests had decided to kill Lazarus also, 11 because he was the reason many of the Jews were deserting them and believing in Jesus. 

THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY

12 The next day, when the large crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 they took palm branches and went out to meet him. They kept shouting: 

Hosanna!

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord,—the King of Israel!” 

14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written: 

15 Do not be afraid,

Daughter Zion. Look, your King is coming,

sitting on a donkey’s colt.,

16 His disciples did not understand these things at first. However, when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and that they had done these things to him. 

17 Meanwhile, the crowd, which had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued to testify. 18 This is also why the crowd met him, because they heard he had done this sign. 19 Then the Pharisees said to one another, “You see? You’ve accomplished nothing. Look, the world has gone after him!” 

JESUS PREDICTS HIS CRUCIFIXION

20 Now some Greeks were among those who went up to worship at the festival. 21 So they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and requested of him, “Sir, we want to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 

23 Jesus replied to them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains by itself. But if it dies, it produces much fruit. 25 The one who loves his life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me. Where I am, there my servant also will be. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. 

27 “Now my soul is troubled. What should I say—Father, save me from this hour? But that is why I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.”,

Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 

29 The crowd standing there heard it and said it was thunder. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.”

John 12:9–29 (CSB)