The Lord has need of it

Matthew Bible Background

03.06.2018 – New Testament: Mark 11.1–3

To read the Bible in a year, read Mark 11.1–19 on March 6, In the year of our Lord 2018

By Don Ruhl

It appears that the Lord had made previous arrangements with someone for Him to ride a colt into Jerusalem. Mark wrote,

Now when they drew near Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples; and He said to them, “Go into the village opposite you; and as soon as you have entered it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has sat. Loose it and bring it. And if anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it,’ and immediately he will send it here” (Mark 11.1–3).

Those two disciples just had to follow the Lord’s easy instructions and they would have no problem in acquiring what they needed. Truly, doing all of the Lord’s commandments follow that simplicity.


  • What commands of the Lord’s do you hesitate to carry out?
  • What makes you hesitant?

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