Obedience to God brings His blessings and His Presence. Disobedience to God and His Word brings progressive discipline. The final discipline, the great discipline is God becoming our Enemy instead of our Friend and Benefactor
Our return to God can take place because His mercy is based on His Covenant. Confession and repentance opens the doors of forgiveness and restoration.
Even though the Disciples and the crowd could feel the tension as they approached Jerusalem, they could not understand His plain words about His coming torture, death and resurrection. Their focus was on them and not Him!
Are we any different? Is it all about us when it should be all about Him. Are we trying to use Him to further our agenda, our plans and purposes? Are we missing His plain words, we are the servants and not God?
Kings come and Kings go but God the Great Kind endures forever.
God's blessings are the only riches that bring real richness to our life.