Luke 19:32-34 (NKJV)
So those who were sent went their way and found it just as He had said to them.
But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, “Why are you loosing the colt?” And they said, “The Lord has need of him.”
Anything God needs He provides for Himself. He is utterly and completely Self-sufficient. He provides for Himself. But He chooses to use people. He doesn’t need to. He doesn’t need people. He chooses to use us.
Malachi 3:10a (NKJV)
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house,
Why does He choose us to provide for His house? Why does He choose to use a human to provide the colt for Jesus to ride in on during the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem?
First, so we can become more like Him. He is lavishly, if not extravagantly generous. We become more like Him when He graces us with the opportunity to do likewise.
Secondly, He gives us opportunities to give, so that there is an avenue in which we receive. “Give and it shall be given unto you,” is how Jesus put it.
Finally, God involves us in providing so that we experience the genuine joy of giving.
Back to the colt owner. Imagine what he felt like when he saw Jesus riding in, through the parade-like celebration, on his animal… on his offering.
He might have said, “That’s my colt! That’s my donkey! That’s my ______!” (insert King James version, if you dare! Lol.)