03.11.2017 – New Testament: Mark 13.19–20
To read the Bible in a year, read Mark 13.14–37 on March 11, In the year of our Lord 2017
By Don Ruhl
Forty years after Jesus left the Earth, He sent the Romans against the Jewish nation, especially against Jerusalem, but He put the brakes on the Romans,
“For in those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be. And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days” (Mark 13.19–20).
The Romans nearly wiped out the Jews, and the only reason the Romans did not, is that the Lord shortened those brutal days, but to keep the Romans from going wild and wiping out His disciples also, He put a stop to the Roman military machine.
No doubt the Lord has done this for other nations and wars, as the Old Testament shows. Why does He do it? It is for the sake of His elect, for the sake of His disciples.
- Do you see the hand of the Lord in the affairs of the world?
- Do you thank the Lord for sparing the world from destruction thus far?