Typically, we refer to the Sunday of Holy Week as Palm Sunday because when Jesus rode into Jerusalem the people waved Palm branches and shouted “Hosanna!” The Jewish readers, however, understood the significance of this day far more than we Gentile readers. This was five days before the Passover. It was the tenth day of the first month of their year when Jesus came into the city. Exodus explains the significance of this day.
2 “This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year. 3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household.
The streets of Jerusalem were jammed with shoppers looking for the perfect lamb for their Passover meal. It is the biggest Jewish holiday which commemorates how the death angel passed over the Israelites on the night when they were freed from Egypt.
When Jesus rode into Jerusalem he came as God’s select Passover lamb. Jesus’ sacrifice on Friday would cause the death angel to pass over anyone who trusts in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. On Sunday we say, “Behold the Lamb”
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