Writing today from Lakeview, Oregon.
The Pharisees are increasingly on a mission to get Jesus. His disciples are noticing it and are becoming afraid. Yet the Savior comforts them with words of power.
Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
God takes care of the sparrows, will he not much more take care of us?
The disciples are soon to be dragged in front of courts and councils. They are not to fear, for the Holy Spirit will teach them what they are to say and how to respond. Have faith. God will take care of you.
Sinful Israel has a problem. They can discern the coming weather by examining the sky, but they cannot discern the spiritual crisis all around them!
Jesus knows the fate of the nation and weeps over the city of Jerusalem. Jesus feels pain: He desires to gather them under his wings of protection, but they will not allow it.
The result? The temple will soon be destroyed (AD 70). Israel’s people will remain in unbelief until the Millennium when they will finally say,
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.