The Jews were looking for a Messiah, someone that would save them for the hands of Rome. Jesus knew that He would not be the Savior that they were searching for, but indeed the One that they needed. Palm Sunday is one of the first times that Jesus declaresξpubliclyξthat He is the King that the Jews have been waiting for. As the people shouted, “Hosanna in the Highest!” they certainly did not know that a week later, they would be yelling “CrucifyξHim!” about the same man.
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11