As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’ ” They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it, some people standing there asked, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go. When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” Mark 11:1-10 NIV
Jesus entered Jerusalem to exaltations even though He entered humbly. He could have chosen to enter the city in a chariot or on a large horse, but instead He chose to enter the city on a colt which had never been ridden before. In serving Christ, do we seek to be exalted? Hopefully that is not the case. The one to be exalted is the Lord, just as it was 2000 years ago when He entered Jerusalem on this occasion. We are to be humble servants for the Lord, caring out the needs of others rather than seeking for our own good. God provides all that we need. We are to focus on serving Him in that which we do. May our work be such that exaltation is brought to our Lord. Our reward awaits us in heaven.