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 DOCTRINE OF THE TEXT. Christ here refers to a composition of David in which he exalts the excellence of God's power. In this verse He illustrates His power by giving an instance of it, that God makes the weakest of His creatures instruments who were able to subdue the greatest powers of the world.
1. The sovereignty of God.
2. The sufficiency of God's strength.
3. The perfection of praise.
II. THE CIRCUMSTANCES CONNECTED WITH THE TEXT. Our Lord was making His last entry into Jerusalem.
1. A token of love.
2. A sign of hatred.
(1) God is never more glorified than in the religion of the young.
(2) All who acknowledge Christ are bound to promote this well-pleasing tribute to the glory of God.
(W. Harrison, M. A.)
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,