Friday, February 3, 2012

A Morning Cup of Tea: The Destruction of Jerusalem

Good morning! It's Friday, another work week is almost behind and the weekend is near. 
  Today's reading is Luke 21:5-38. Jesus is daily teaching in the temple, and staying on the mount of Olives at night. During this time someone mentioned the gifts and riches of the temple. Jesus foretold the destruction of the temple, and how Jerusalem would be overtaken. It of course would not be an easy time for the people, especially the disciples. 
  Although this chapter is mostly on the destruction of Jerusalem Jesus gives a warning to his listeners that applies to us as well: don't get caught up in the cares and the ways of the world. Verses 34-36 are warnings to be watchful and prayerful. We don't know when Jesus is coming again but we don't want to be caught unaware. This doesn't mean we cannot have fun in our lives, for God gave us much to enjoy. It's just that we shouldn't let the ways of the world overshadow us.

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