Just Jesus Jubilee
Scripture Reading: Psalm 100
Key Verse: Luke 19:37
When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:
The simple definition of the word “jubilee” is: A time of rejoicing. The reasons behind the jubilee are as numerous as the sand on a beach. But the question for us this week is: Is Jesus enough to cause a jubilee? Let’s dial that question down to: Is Jesus only enough for a jubilee? Does Jesus have to do something or give us something before we rejoice?
Obviously, if we understand the context of Palm Sunday, Jesus only was not enough for a jubilee to continue. The crowd wanted more miracles and the overthrow of the Roman government. God’s plan for Jesus was not going to be enough for that crowd. The jubilation soon came to a screeching halt. The crowd would soon be asking: “What have you done for me lately?”
The title for this week’s theme is: Just Jesus Jubilee. Is Jesus enough for you today? Will you be rejoicing in Jesus no matter the circumstances of your life? Does Jesus have to perform to get your attention? Is the fact that He is the Son of God and was willing to purchase your salvation for all eternity enough?
It is a true statement to say that Jesus chooses to step into our lives and do more than forgive our sins. He does answer many prayers and work in our behalf, but we must be careful not to become spoiled children. Is just Jesus enough?
Father, thank You for all You do for me. Thank You for Jesus and the price paid for my salvation. I want Jesus to be enough for me! In His Name I pray, amen.