Temporary Things…

Read: Mark 13
Marked: Mark 13:1, Then as He went out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, “Teacher, see what manner of stones and what buildings [are here!]”

Herod’s temple was a marvel of human engineering. Some of the stone blocks used in its construction weighed over one hundred tons. It had taken forty years to build.

We place a lot of faith in our achievements, like engineering, literature or art. And to be sure, these are great achievements. But they are not eternal.

Jesus warned that the great structure of Herod’s temple would be destroyed (V2). Civilization itself would suffer intense destructive forces, religious, geopolitical, natural disasters and more (V6-8, 24). Tribulation would come such as had never been seen before (V19).

Everything in which man puts his hope are temporary things and will suffer destruction, but God’s Word will not (V31). Sadly, the very thing which has the power to save is all but ignored.