Summary: 1 of 2. Jesus wept over Jerusalem’s lack of discernment in the midst of her visitation. Our Savior is grieved over a lack of discernment in spiritual matters. But Why? 7 faults of spiritual ignorance. Spiritual ignorance Robs us of...
ROBBED Of The KING-I—Luke 19:41-48
Bob in supermarket/Elderly lady with a sweet, graceful, grandmotherly air about her, following him around staring at him.
"Pardon me young man," she said, "I’m sorry if my staring at you has made you feel uncomfortable.
It’s just that you look so much like my son, who just died recently."
"I’m very sorry," replied Bob, "is there anything I can do for you?"
"Well, Yes, I was wondering" she said, "As I’m leaving, can you say ’Good bye, Mother!’ It would make me feel so much better."
"Of Course I will," answered Bob.
As the old woman was leaving, he called out, "Goodbye, Mother!"
As he stepped up to the checkout counter, he saw that his total was $257.87.
"How can that be?" he asked, "I only purchased a few things!"
"Your mother said that you would pay for her," said the clerk.
Bob’s lack of discernment brought him a great deal of grief.
Likewise we can be robbed of something & someone of much grander importance....We can be robbed of our King!
Spiritual ignorance can be intentional(volitional) or can be unintentional(passive), but either way Spiritual ignorance is detrimental.
Jesus wept over Jerusalem’s lack of discernment in the midst of her visitation.
Our Savior is grieved over a lack of discernment in spiritual matters.
Why is God grieved over the spiritual ignorance of His people?
5 faults of spiritual ignorance.
1—Spiritual ignorance Robs us of...
:41—“And when He approached, He saw the city & wept over it,”
Jesus approaches the city of Jerusalem upon the donkey’s colt & was “near the descent of the Mount of Olives”(:37).
Upon His drawing near(the descent) Jesus audibly breaks into tears. He does this as He now sees Jerusalem before Him.
He weeps because of that which He knows will befall His intent for her.
Weeping is for those who have experienced a close, personal loss. He considers the people who will spend eternity in hell as a result of the misguided leadership & theology of the powerful few.
“Drew near/Come near/Approached”—eggizw—1) To bring near, to join one thing to another; 2) To draw or come near to, to approach. Strong—To make near, i.e. (reflexively) approach:-- approach, be at hand, come (draw) near, be (come, draw) nigh.
“Wept”—klaiw—1) To mourn, weep, lament—1a) Weeping as the sign of pain & grief for the thing signified (i.e. for the pain & grief), 1b) Of those who mourn for the dead; 2) To weep for, mourn for, bewail, one. To weep audibly, cry as a child. Strong— To sob, i.e. Wail aloud (whereas dakruw is rather to cry silently):-- Bewail, weep.
Mal. 1:6-8—“A son honors his father, & a servant his master. Then if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My respect?’ says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. But you say, ‘How have we despised Thy name?’ “You are presenting defiled food upon My altar. But you say, ‘How have we defiled Thee?’ In that you say, ‘The table of the LORD is to be despised.’” But when you present the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? And when you present the lame & sick, is it not evil? Why not offer it to your governor? Would he be pleased with you? Or would he receive you kindly?” says the LORD of hosts.”