Scriptures: Matthew 24: 1-14
In this chapter we are shown the signs of the returning of our Savior! It shows us that at the end the only things that will remain will be spiritual. In these verses the disciples came to Jesus and called His attention to the great temple. Jesus responded to them saying "not one stone will be left on another." Showing to them, and us, that the things of this world will pass away, but we have the confidence in our Savior to know that He will reign strong!
Matthew 24 teaches us about keeping our eyes and our focus on the right things. Often we are focused on the temporal and we miss out on the eternal, which is the most important! The disciples were enthralled by a temple that was man-made and only for a time; we must make sure our eyes our on God's eternal purpose. Jesus told the disciples "I tell you the truth," He wants us to know the truth, because as His word also said "it shall set you free." Jesus wants us prepared for His soon coming! He desires to see us all safe in His eternal arms.
In this chapter the verses outline four signs of the end of the age and the coming of the Lord:
- Verses 4 & 5: Tells us that there will be great spirtual deception
- Verses 6 & 7: Show that there will be great political unrest
- Verse 7: There will be great natural disasters
- Verses 8 & 9: There will be great religious persecution
In these times, we must keep our eyes and focus on God! Interested to learn more about these signs of the times? We will be continuing this series for the next couple of weeks: come visit us or keep reading!