Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Title: Do you not see all these things?
Author: Pastor Wallace Ong
Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him. And He said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.” (Matt 24:1-2)
The disciples and the Lord Jesus were going away from the great temple in Jerusalem. The disciples pointed to Him the buildings of the temple. That is where their eyes are, that is what they thought to be important, that is their idea of impressiveness, importance, greatness, and grandeur. Very often we see the things of the world as “impressive, grand, and important” according to this world’s ideas and standards. It is a constant battlefield for many, even as it is to some great Christian leaders, and even evangelical leaders of our time. The same standard also governed the mindset of these disciples at that time.
However, our Lord Jesus makes His pronouncement about that. The whole thing is going to be completely disintegrated. All that which the disciples thought to be so established then will not have one stone left upon another. All that which they thought was so great and so permanent will not stay for long. How does that speak to us?
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for showing us the truth from Your Word so that we know what is everlasting and what is temporal. Please help us to be able to place our focus to what you teach us instead of the values from the world. Please open our spiritual eyes to see beyond the temporal things of the world into Your eternal world. Thank you, Dear Heavenly Father. In Jesus’s name I pray. Amen.