The disciples would know when to flee Jerusalem

Matthew Bible Background

02.06.2016 New Testament: Matt 24.15–18

To read the Bible in a year, read Matthew 24.1–22 on February 6, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

The disciples showed Jesus the magnificent temple, but He declared that the days would arrive when it would all be torn down. They wanted to know when those things would happen. Part of His answer revealed the sign that when they saw armies approaching Jerusalem, that they needed to get out of town fast,

“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes” (Matthew 24.15–18).

They listened to Jesus and when the Roman armies arrived, all Christians left the city and none died in it during the horrible siege. Listen to Jesus. Do what He says.

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