They Can’t Help It

And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;  Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.  And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.  And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

Luke 19:37-40

As Jesus entered into Jerusalem, His disciples began to “rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen…”  And it wasn’t just the twelve.  It was “the whole multitude of the disciples.”  It was all of his disciples.  It was all of those people who had seen him heal their friends and family members.  It was the people who He had healed.  They had seen and been a part of the “mighty works” that He had done.  They were praising Him and glorifying Him.  It must have been a wonderful scene.

But, as usual, we find the Pharisees causing problems.  They told Jesus to rebuke these disciples.  Why they would want to stop people from praising the Lord I don’t know.  But they did.  Jesus told them that if His disciples were quiet, the stones would cry out with praises for Him.

Even nature can not stand silent in the presence of Jesus.  How much more would His disciples have trouble being silent in His presence.  The Pharisees weren’t His disciples.  They didn’t understand.  The disciples of Jesus couldn’t help praising and glorifying Him.  We are among the disciples of Jesus today.  We shouldn’t be able to help praising and glorifying Him.  If we don’t the stones will!

4 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you for helping us praise Him today! God bless you, Ben!

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  2. Thanks for sharing, Ben

    “We shouldn’t be able to help praising and glorifying Him.”

    Agreed. 🙂

    Wouldn’t it be great if His love so overwhelmed and overflowed us that everything that comes from our mouth is a praise to His name?

    Blessings
    ann

    Reply

    • “Wouldn’t it be great if His love so overwhelmed and overflowed us that everything that comes from our mouth is a praise to His name?” Yes, it would be great. I will have to think on this – thanks!

      Reply

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