HOST: Ron House
“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
In the minds of the Jews, there was no worse fate to consider than the destruction of the temple and holy city. But in this part of the text, Jesus turns His attention to a much more final destruction, the true end of time. While a physical invasion from an earthly army might have power to kill and destroy, that power is only limited and temporary. However, Jesus foretells a time when He will appear to bring an end to all things for all time. He will send His angels to gather together those who belong to Him and to bring the world to judgment. What is His purpose? Maybe to bring perspective to this situation, to remind His disciples that there are things that are more important than this world and its cares, to remind them of what it is that they are truly living and fighting for. There are times when we all need perspective, to remind us of what is truly important. Just as Jesus did on this occasion, God constantly through His word gives us those important reminders.
How does God remind us of what is truly important?
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