Do you trust Jesus, really?
Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. 2 But he answered them, "You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down."
What Jesus says happens. Our text today was spoken by Jesus in about 32 or 33 AD and was fulfilled in 70 AD by the Roman general, Titus. Through crushing a rebellion by the Jews, Titus' army completely destroyed the temple built by Herod. This was pointed out by Jesus' disciples in our text.
Are we living in such a way that shows we trust what Jesus says happens?
A key indicator of trust in what Jesus says happens is a lack of worry. Jesus says, "Do not worry..." Do you trust Him, really? I notice in my life when I worry it is because I am grasping for control. Who would you rather have in control of your life, Jesus or you?
Another indicator of trust is the willingness to do what Jesus teaches. The mother of Jesus gives some pretty good motherly advice in John 2:5, "Do whatever He tells you." Jesus gives us many commands recorded in the Bible. Each command is to help us live the best life ever. Each command helps us love God and love others.
Do you know how to hear the voice of God? Do you know what Jesus has taught us? Do you know what Jesus tells you to do?
The best way to figure out the answer to those questions is to read the Bible for yourself. Anytime you see a command underline it and write it in a journal. We offer a resource to help you walk through the commands of Christ, click here.
What a difference it would make in our lives if we took Jesus at His word, really. Ask Jesus to help you take Him at His word. Jesus says, "Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man..."
Three key questions to ask as we prayerfully read the scriptures:
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