Who were the two disciples that Jesus sent to get the donkey? Were they the same ones who returned it? And when did they return the donkey? Did they take it back to its owner immediately after Jesus rode into Jerusalem, or did they keep it all day and drop it off on the way back to Bethany that evening? These are questions that I cannot answer, probably the answers aren’t all that important. The question that is important is this one, Have you returned your donkey? The cause of Christ is harmed whenever those who profess to be Christians fail to keep their promises. If you borrowed it you need to return it. What about the $20 you borrowed from a friend? Perhaps by now you owe not only $20 but $10 interest. Have you checked your library lately? Whose books besides your own are on the shelves? Isn’t it time you returned them? What about that fishing rod or reel in your basement or storage shed? Is that your neighbor’s or your brother’s? Whose dish is in your cupboard? Perhaps you intended to fill it with something before you returned it but now about all that is in it is dust. Isn’t it time to clean it and return it? How about that wrench in your tool box? Did you almost forget that it was borrowed? Isn’t it about time you took it back with an apology? Or maybe you need to take it back plus another new tool you know your neighbor would like.
Whose donkey do you have? What about the promises you have made? Isn’t it about time you fulfilled them? Do you remember that promise you made to your son or daughter to take them fishing? What about the promise you made to your wife to take her shopping or for dinner or both? What about that promise to your husband to bake him a pie or to shorten his pants? How many donkey are standing around in your barn? Isn’t it time to return the donkeys, to return what we have borrowed and to keep the promises we have made? It’s no wander people don’t have confidence in some professing Christian. There are some professing Christians with too many donkeys that haven’t been returned. I don’t know just when the disciples returned the borrowed donkey, but I believe it was back to its owners before sundown. Remember the verse, The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly. Remember in 2 kings 6:1-7. The axe head was borrowed and fell into the water. The prophet shows his concern by crying out. Alas master for it was borrowed. The Lord made away for it return. He cast a stick into the water and the axe head arose to the surface. It was return to its owner.
You cannot live wrong and die right.