“I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.” Luke 19:40
Do you know what this verse means? What does it mean when Jesus told the Pharisees that if these people were silent stones would cry out? It means that King Jesus is going to receive the praise he deserves. If these people were silent in giving praise to him, he holds the authority to command the rocks to spring to life and sing praises to him.
What does that mean for us as we come before him in worship this morning and confess our sins? It means that we are free to come before God, through Christ, because of the Palm Sunday road that led to the cross a few days later. Your ability to come before God in worship this morning is not dependent on your ability to measure up.
Our Fighter Verse says it- by grace we have been saved through faith. It is not dependent on our own doing. Not of works. We can’t boast. If we did not worship God he could command these chairs we are sitting on to spring to life and worship him.
Yet if you are trusting in Jesus as your only ability to be acceptable to God, you have received new desires and a love for God to praise him for all the mighty works he has done. Any good things you have done this past week are because of God preparing them before the foundations of the world were established. Any sin you committed this past week can be forgiven because Jesus road into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, was slaughtered like a lamb on Thursday and rose victorious over your sin on Sunday.
I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.