When we celebrate Palm Sunday, we remember the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. At this event, Jesus rode into the city on a donkey while the crowds praised Him as a king and laid palm branches in the road before Him.
The Jews believed that Jesus had come to give them what they wanted—deliverance from Rome. It didn’t take long for them to realize that Jesus was not going to fulfill their expectations, and less than a week later, many of these same people were yelling, “Crucify him!”
Although it is easy for us to condemn those people who sent Jesus to the cross, many times we are guilty of rejecting Jesus just as the Jews did.
Romans 10:9 tells us that
“if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
In many cases we want Jesus as our Savior, but we don’t want Him to be Lord of our lives. We only want a King who will do what we want, not one who wants to rule over us.
Have you truly accepted Jesus Christ as King and Lord of your life? Or are you only looking for a King who will serve your own desires?