May 31, 2023

Prophetic Promises

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said to them, ‘Do you not see all these things? Assuredly … not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.’”—Matthew 24:1–2

The disciples were proud of the temple. It was the center of the life of their people. It seemed like this magnificent building would stand forever. But even though the temple appeared permanent and imposing, Jesus warned that the temple would be destroyed—not one stone would be left.

This prophecy must have seemed impossible to the disciples. Yet, within just a few years, the temple was indeed destroyed. It was on this day in 70 AD when the Roman armies captured the first wall of the city of Jerusalem. Within days, the temple was demolished, just as Jesus had foretold.

Many biblical prophecies can be hard for our natural minds to comprehend. It can be easy to be like the disciples and place our confidence in the things of this world. These things can seem permanent, but the Bible urges us to remember that all things on earth are temporary. In contrast, God’s Word is always true and permanent.

God’s Word is more sure than today’s news or the opinions of scholars and so-called experts. As the Bible reminds us, “The things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever” (2 Corinthians 4:18 NLT).

You can place your absolute faith and trust in God’s Word. His prophecies are true, and His promises never fail. Put your confidence and hope in Him.

Reflection Question: Are you trusting more in God’s Word than in the things of this world?

Father, give me discernment about these times. Deliver me from dependence on the world’s wisdom. I seek a deeper revelation of Your promises. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Matthew 24