The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;…
I. The story presents to view CHRIST'S SOVEREIGNTY OVER ALL MEN.
II. This story also exhibits Christ's FOREKNOWLEDGE OF ALL ORDINARY EVENTS. He tells the disciples, as they set forth to do this errand, just what will happen.
III. Then again, this story discloses Christ's POWER OVER ALL THE BRUTE CREATION (Luke 19:35). No other instance of Jesus' riding upon an animal of any sort has been recorded in His history; and of all, this must have been a beast most difficult to employ in a confused pageant.
IV. Once more: this story illustrates Christ's MAJESTY AS THE MESSIAH OF GOD. Two of the evangelists quote at this point the Old Testament prophecy concerning this triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Zechariah 9:8, 9).
(C. S. Robinson, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;