Matthew 21:12-16 – ROYAL ACTIONS
Jesus arrived as Israel’s King. Although in reality Jesus was rejected at this time, He still acted in a royal way.
THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE KING – Vss. 12-13
The temple was cleansed of those who used religion as a means of crooked gain.
THE REIGN OF THE KING – Vs. 14
This king’s authority over disease is shown.
THE REJOICING IN THE KING – Vss. 15-16
The children sang his praise in fulfillment of Scripture. Psalm 8:2
THE REJECTION OF THE KING – Vss. 15-16
The religious leaders saw Jesus’ actions and heard the words of the children, and were upset. They had rejected Jesus as their king.