And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying…
I. THE MEMORABLE EVENTS IN THE TEXT.
1. The Saviour's wonders. The wonders wrought by Christ were diversified in character, comprehensive in extent, and adapted to the circumstances of the times. The scene of the miracles is the temple of God. On the one part, He cast out (vers. 12, 13); and on the other, He healed (ver. 14). What could have been better timed than following up the miracle of majesty with that of mercy?
2. The children's praises.
(1) The object of the praise, "The Son of David."
(2) The character of the praise.
(3) The parties engaged in rendering the praise.
II. THE OFFENCE OCCASIONED.
1. The persons who were the subjects of this uneasiness.
2. The height to which their anger rose.
3. The way in which their displeasure was manifested.
III. THE CONCISE BUT SATISFACTORY VINDICATION.
IV. The ample INSTRUCTION derivable from the scenes and wonders that distinguish this eventful season.
1. They show the Saviour in the true dignity and glory of His character.
2. They show the glorious triumphs of the reign of grace, in the perfecting of the praise of babes.
3. Encouragement to parents to bring their children to Jesus and to His temple.
Parallel VersesKJV: And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased,