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 CHILDREN'S ACCLAMATION. "Hosannah to the Son of David." This considered as the language
(1) of faith and trust in Christ;
(2) of desire and good will;
(3) of praise;
(4) of triumphant joy. Remarks —
1. Behold the power of God's grace on young people!
2. How lovely and delightful is it to see such effects of it upon them!
3. How should this awaken a concern for the youth of our day!
II. THE OFFENCE TAKEN at these acclamations.
1. The persons who took the offence.
2. The matter of their offence.
3. The reasons of it.Remarks —
1. Behold the necessity of a supernatural work upon the heart to bring it over to Christ!
2. How vile a part do they act, who go about to discountenance and destroy the good dispositions of young people toward Christ and religion.
3. Let not any young people be discouraged by what others may do or say, to turn them aside from Christ and His ways.
III. OUR LORD'S VINDICATION OF THOSE YOUNG ONES in what they were doing.
1. He took notice of them.
2. The high account He made of what they did.
3. The reproof He gave to the chief priests and scribes for objecting against it.Inferences —
1. That it should be our great concern to own and honour Christ.
2. That the earlier we begin to own and honour Him, the more God's praise is thereby advanced.
3. That He will own and honour the young ones, who are brought to own and honour Him.
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,