Nobody Talks About Tuesday!
Yet, there are some significant things that happen on the Tuesday after Palm Sunday.
Mark 11:27-33 says that Jesus and the disciples came to the Temple in Jerusalem again on the second morning after Palm Sunday. Jesus was confronted by the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. They wanted to know where Jesus’ authority came from. He responded right away with a parable.
When you read the Parable of the Vineyard in Mark 12:1-12, you might think it paints a pretty bad picture of the Lord’s sovereignty. The owner created a vineyard, leased it out, and then left. He sent many servants, in season, to gather some of the fruit from the tenants. Those servants were beaten, treated shamefully, and even killed by the tenants. In verse 6, the owner sent his beloved son saying, “They will respect my son.” And in verse 7, we can see the heart of those who rejected the owner. –“This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.” Those tenants were the Jewish leaders and the servants were the Prophets.
“Have you not read this Scripture:
“‘The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
this was the Lord’s doing,
and it is marvelous in our eyes’?”
The leaders knew this parable was about them and the plotting began. By calling Himself the cornerstone, the piece of the building essential to its integrity that holds the entire structure together, and saying it was the Lord’s doing, He’s showing the Jewish leaders that they are not in control.
He’s also encouraging us that He will be victorious. When we build upon Jesus, who is the cornerstone. His kingdom will last forever.
Keep reading. So much more happens on Tuesday.