Luke 19:28-44 - "Missing Peace" by Carey Hughes


    [1] Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
        for his steadfast love endures forever!
    
    [2] Let Israel say,
        “His steadfast love endures forever.”
    [3] Let the house of Aaron say,
        “His steadfast love endures forever.”
    [4] Let those who fear the LORD say,
        “His steadfast love endures forever.”
    
    [5] Out of my distress I called on the LORD;
        the LORD answered me and set me free.
    [6] The LORD is on my side; I will not fear.
        What can man do to me?
    [7] The LORD is on my side as my helper;
        I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.
    
    [8] It is better to take refuge in the LORD
        than to trust in man.
    [9] It is better to take refuge in the LORD
        than to trust in princes.
    
    [10] All nations surrounded me;
        in the name of the LORD I cut them off!
    [11] They surrounded me, surrounded me on every side;
        in the name of the LORD I cut them off!
    [12] They surrounded me like bees;
        they went out like a fire among thorns;
        in the name of the LORD I cut them off!
    [13] I was pushed hard, so that I was falling,
        but the LORD helped me.
    
    [14] The LORD is my strength and my song;
        he has become my salvation.
    [15] Glad songs of salvation
        are in the tents of the righteous:
    “The right hand of the LORD does valiantly,
    [16]     the right hand of the LORD exalts,
        the right hand of the LORD does valiantly!”
    
    [17] I shall not die, but I shall live,
        and recount the deeds of the LORD.
    [18] The LORD has disciplined me severely,
        but he has not given me over to death.
    
    [19] Open to me the gates of righteousness,
        that I may enter through them
        and give thanks to the LORD.
    [20] This is the gate of the LORD;
        the righteous shall enter through it.
    [21] I thank you that you have answered me
        and have become my salvation.
    [22] The stone that the builders rejected
        has become the cornerstone.
    [23] This is the LORD's doing;
        it is marvelous in our eyes.
    [24] This is the day that the LORD has made;
        let us rejoice and be glad in it.
    
    [25] Save us, we pray, O LORD!
        O LORD, we pray, give us success!
    
    [26] Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!
        We bless you from the house of the LORD.
    [27] The LORD is God,
        and he has made his light to shine upon us.
    Bind the festal sacrifice with cords,
        up to the horns of the altar!
    
    [28] You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
        you are my God; I will extol you.
    [29] Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
        for his steadfast love endures forever!

(Psalm 118 ESV)


    [28] And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. [29] When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, [30] saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. [31] If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” [32] So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them. [33] And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” [34] And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” [35] And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. [36] And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. [37] As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, [38] saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” [39] And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” [40] He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”

    [41] And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, [42] saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. [43] For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side [44] and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”

(Luke 19:28-44 ESV)