April 22nd, 2019
Who Made Up the Multitude?
Matthew 21:11-12 (KJB) And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. 12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves.
The multitude of people mentioned in this scripture was made up of average or common people of that day. They were likely the hard workers who kept the city humming. They were ordinary people, not the leaders and people in authority.
The elite people were likely taken aback by this event in the temple. They must have watched this event unfold with a hint of fear and apprehension at work in their heart. However, the common people were curious about this prophet, this man named Jesus Christ, who came from Galilee.
Just like today, the multitude of people, or the population of people found on this earth, are simple, ordinary, and average people. However, many of them are not personally interested in knowing Jesus Christ.