Jesus yearns for peace for you

Scripture Notes on Luke 19 And when He drew near and saw the city, He wept over it, saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.  (Luke 19:41-42) Time after time in Scripture, we see that Jesus has a […]

Jesus’ Tears

Jesus doesn’t cry much, but when He does, what does it mean?
“And when He drew near and saw [Jerusalem], He wept over it, saying, ‘Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace!  But now they are hidden from your eyes.'” -Luke 19:41-42

The Structure and the Source

Sometimes Jesus can be such a downer.

In Mark 13:1-2, the disciples comment on the glory and beauty of the temple, and rather than join them in admiring the structure and stones, He replies, “Do you see these great buildings?  There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”

Indeed, the word of Jesus was fulfilled in 70 A.D. when the temple was destroyed by the Roman empire, whose soldiers actually did tear apart one stone from the other in order to extract for Rome’s treasuries as much as possible of the building’s ornamental gold.