The people of Jerusalem turned on Jesus because He disappointed them. They wanted a warrior Messiah that would liberate them from the Romans, instead they got a Messiah that confronted their own brokenness and sin and who preached peace. That is exactly what the people of Jerusalem needed though, and that is what we need. Jesus is more interested in changing us than in changing our circumstances. And if we stick with Jesus through his provocation and don’t resist Him but rather hear his voice, then we will have the peace we so desperately need.
Passage: Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem
41 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side 44 and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”