Matthew 21 Devotional Commentary

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Matthew 21:13

At the start of His ministry the Lord Jesus was introduced to Israel by John the Baptist as the Lamb of God - the King and Messiah of the Jews. And from then on the Lord Jesus presented Himself to the nation.. as the Shepherd of Israel, Who would save His people from their sins. Here, at the end of His earthly ministry we see Christ offer an official and final presentation of Himself to the people of Israel, as their God, their King and their promised Messiah.. read more...

Matthew 21:15

For a second time in His ministry the Lord Jesus drove out the corrupt, profiteering money-changers from the Temple court. They were charging exorbitant prices for the sacrificial animals that people needed to use as an offering to the Lord - likening them to a den of thieves and condemning their ungodly practices.

Both at the start and the close of His earthly ministry this act of Temple-cleansing was necessary, for priests and read more...

Matthew 21:43

God's plan and purpose for Israel was that through them all the nations of the earth would be blessed. They were to be the nation through whom the Messiah would be born. They were to be a light to the Gentiles and a people of righteousness. Not only were they given the Law and the prophets, but Israelites are God's adopted son and heirs of His kingdom promises.

Sadly, when their long-awaited Messiah arrived, the