And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.…
Good news from a far country. By meditation on this statement we are led to consider —
I. THE MISSION OF CHRIST. "The Son of Man is come." Predicted in the oracles of God by Balaam, Isaiah, Zechariah, dec.
II. THE PURPOSE OF HIS MISSION. "To seek and to save."
1. It was not an experimental gratification.
2. Not to gain a fair reputation.
3. Not to obtain honour.
III. THE OBJECT OF HIS LOVE. "That which was lost." The whole world. Every Son of Adam. APPLICATION: The text displays —
1. The spirit of self-denial.
2. The spirit of love.
(F. G. Davis.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.