Loving Perfectly

Author: Anita Seavey — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: March 5, 2021

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Loving Perfectly

One day, Jesus was walking away from the temple in Jerusalem. The disciples stopped him. They were admiring the magnificent Jewish temple Herod had built. Peter was looking at the huge foundation stones. John was admiring the massive walls. James was looking at the high roof. The huge white stones were glistening in the noonday sun. One stone alone was the size of a bedroom or a kitchen! The giant walls seemed as if they would stand forever. The temple was overlaid with shining gold. From a distance, the temple looked like a mountain covered with snow; any part not covered with gold was dazzling white. It was one of the greatest buildings in the world. So great that it was a common saying among Jews that “He who has not seen Herod’s building has never seen a building.” “Master, look at these stones!” the disciples exclaimed. Jesus replied, “Do you see all these things? Truly I tell you, not one stone will be left here on another that will not be thrown down” (Matthew 24:2). But it did not appear possible. They thought Jesus was crazy! About forty years later, when Jesus had died and risen again, Romans attacked Jerusalem. The leader of the attackers was a man called Titus. Titus told the Roman army not to destroy the beautiful temple. But suddenly, a huge fireball was seen blazing. It was raging quickly and fiercely. Before long, the temple was burning like a volcano and was completely destroyed. No stone was left on top of another. Jesus’ words had been and will always be fulfilled because He is the fulfillment of all God’s promises (2 Corinthians 1:20). Jesus is the final temple, the One who dwells among His people (John 2:13-22; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Ephesians 2:19-22; Revelation 21:1-5). • Jeff Oganga Katieno • The words of Jesus will be fulfilled. How does this truth affect the way we live now? • Read Romans 8. As Christians, what are some of Jesus’ promises for our future? Heaven and earth will pass away, but my [Jesus’] words will never pass away. Matthew 24:35 (CSB)


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1 John 4:7-21