Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall speak peace to the nations; his rule shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.
(in order of mention from sermon)
Things We Learned Two Weeks Ago…
- That trusting God in all circumstances will always lead to good for those who love Christ.
- That believers must wait on God’s revelation to act.
- That God’s decrees give believer’s our only real hope.
Things to Learn About My Own Walk with God this Week…
- That Scripture gives reasons for its commands.
- That Jesus came once, and will come again.
- That Jesus is our King, America’s leaders are who we pray for.
Cut Off’ –כָּרַת (kā·rǎṯ) – The basic form of this verb means to be “…cut off, cut down, i.e., sever an object from its source, or cut into parts, implying a violent action…” It is used twice in different forms in this verse, the first one (in the English sense) active, the second passive. 1
Norma Normans non Normata – “The Norm of Norms That Is Not Normed” This is the principle the Scripture is the measure of truth, and when interpreted correctly, cannot be corrected by any other source.
When we have taken Jesus as our Savior, He should be the king and Lord of our lives now 2
1 James Swanson, Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains : Hebrew (Old Testament) (Oak Harbor: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1997).
2 Francis A. Schaeffer, The Complete Works of Francis A. Schaeffer: A Christian Worldview, vol. 2 (Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 1982), 344.