And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying…
God is glorious in the smallest as in the greatest of His works; the least flower awakens admiration in an equal degree with suns.
I. IT IS TO THE GLORY OF GOD THAT THERE IS SUCH A STATE AS THAT OF INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD. The infant mind is spread out to receive the impress of Christ. He has perfected praise in forming a period of human existence so capable of right impression.
II. GOD GLORIFIES HIMSELF IN LITTLE CHILDREN BY OFTEN MAKING THEM POWERFUL INSTRUMENTS OF GOOD TO OTHERS. These will not defraud Him of praise.
III. GOD AGAIN PERFECTS HIS PRAISE IN CHILDREN IN MAKING THEM CAPABLE OF RECEIVING AND REFLECTING THE IMAGE OF CHRIST.
IV. IT IS TO THE PRAISE AND GLORY OF GOD THAT INFANTS AND CHILDREN ARE SO MUCH THE OBJECTS OF HIS CARE.
V. But especially does God glorify Himself IN THE REMOVAL OF SO MANY LITTLE CHILDREN AT AN EARLY AGE.
VI. But it is especially in the assurances that the souls of departed children are HAPPY IN HEAVEN, that God's name is to be glorified.
(W. H. Lewis, D. D.)
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,