Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Matthew 24 is the first half of the fifth and final discourse of Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel. Jesus lays out the signs of His coming Kingdom while making clear two things. (1) The coming is in the future, and (2) that we cannot know the “day nor the hour.” His final exhortation of this chapter is to be ready for the coming of the King and also sets up the parable to come in the beginning of chapter 25.

Matthew 24:1-2 - Both the disciples and the religious leaders had continually missed Jesus’ teaching that He, not the temple was now the focus of relationship between God and man. Where have you been focusing on “temples” in your life, other religious activities, events, or things- and lost sight of Jesus? How can you renew a right focus? (Ps.51:10)