The Lord has need of your things

Matthew Bible Background

New Testament: Matt 21.1–3

To read the Bible in a year, read Matthew 21.1–22 on January 31, In the year of our Lord Christ 2020

By Don Ruhl

Jesus approached Jerusalem, and He sent two of His disciples ahead, telling them to go to a certain village where they would find a donkey and a colt with her. The disciples were to bring the donkey and colt to Jesus, and if the owners objected, Jesus told the disciples how to handle it:

Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, The Lord has need of them, and immediately he will send them.”

– Matthew 21.1–3

When the owner discovered that the Lord needed the donkey and her colt, the owner would release them! Amazing. Either that is all the owner needed to hear or Jesus had worked out something with him previously, but either way, the man would let the Lord use whatever He needed.


  • Are you like that?
  • Are you willing for the Lord to take your things when He needs them?

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