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The King of Zion.

The King of Zion.

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BY JOHN SCOTT, D. D.


'Rejoice greatly O daughter of Zion ; shout ye daughter of Je-
rusalein : behold thy King cometh unto thee : he is just, and having
salvation; lowly , and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an
ass.' Zechariah ix: 9.
BY JOHN SCOTT, D. D.


'Rejoice greatly O daughter of Zion ; shout ye daughter of Je-
rusalein : behold thy King cometh unto thee : he is just, and having
salvation; lowly , and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an
ass.' Zechariah ix: 9.

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THE KIG OF ZIO. BY JOH SCOTT, D. D. 'Rejoice greatly O daughter of Zion ; shout ye daughter of Je- rusalein : behold thy King cometh unto thee : he is just, and having salvation; lowly , and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.' Zechariah ix: 9. THE language of the text was uttered more than five hundred years before the birth of Christ, yet in the history of his Hfe we have, in part at least, a lit- eral fulfillment of this sublime and glorious prophecy. The Jews had long expected the coming of their Messiah, and had associated with his advent scenes of magnificence and power. They looked for a conquering prince and a temporal deliverer. But when Christ ap- peared, he was meek and lowly, humble and unassuming. The pride of a corrupt priest- hood and a degraded hierarchy could see no form nor comeliness in him, that they should The King of Zion. 125 desire him. They said : " Is not this the car- penter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And they were offended in him/' But, al- though he was rejected by the rulers and those in authority, the common people re- ceived him gladly. They were peculiarly the objects of his compassion. '' He went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their syna- gogues, and preaching the Gospel of the king-
 
dom." He healed all manner of sickness and disease among the people. He cast out dev- ils ; he raised the dead ; he opened the eyes of the blind ; he unstopped the ears of the deaf; he caused the lame man to leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb to sing. On one occasion, impelled by the power of his miracles and the benevolence of his character, the multitude resolved to take him by force and make him a king. But, discard- ing all worldly power, he taught them " to render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's." Five days before the feast of the Passover, at which Christ was crucified, when he drew nigh to Jerusalem, he sent two of his dis- ciples to a certain village, and, according to 126 Pulpit Echoes. his directions, they brought thence an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass, and they put on them their clothes, and set him thereon, '' and a very great multitude spread their gar- ments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Ho- sanna to the Son of David. Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Ho- sanna in the highest. And the whole city was moved, saying. Who is this? And the multitude said, This is Jesus, the prophet of azareth of Galilee.'' And he went into the temple of God, and the little children in the
 
temple, with their infant voices, shouted, " Ho- sanna to the Son of David.'' "All this was . done," says the evangelist, "that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying. Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Be- hold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass." "This entry into Jerusalem," says Dr. Adam Clarke, "has been termed the triumph of Christ. It was indeed the triumph of hu- mility over pride and worldly grandeur, of II The King of Zion. 127 poverty over affluence, of meekness over rage and malice.'' But as a lasting commentary on the evanescent nature of worldly applause, five days afterward the same multitude cried, "Away with him ! away with him ! crucify him !" he is not fit to live. In the passage before us, we have pre- sented for our consideration the office and character of Christ. I. Let us notice his office. He is denomi- nated a king. He is presented to us under this view both in the Old and ew Testament Scriptures. I. It was predicted of him that he should be a king. Dying Jacob, surrounded by the

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