Vs. 33, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Amen! Before Jesus goes on to reponsd to everyone’s adoration of the beauty of God’s temple, we are reminded of the woman who gave just two copper coins. It seemed a pitiful amount of money compared to what many other tithed, but Jesus shows us that whether we are poor or rich, we must still give. God doesn’t need our money, but giving with a right heart gives Him glory. Going back to the temple and Jesus’ sharing of what would happen…remember that they had made it a den of theives (Temple). Jesus would prophecy of two events in the signs of the end of age…the fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. and the End times. We must all remember to have that eternal perspective when it comes to life.
Regarding application…Spirit Led. Vs. 15, “For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.” Jesus would fulfilll this promise in the book of Acts as He gives Peter, Stephen & Paul the words they need to share His truths! Isn’t that great? When we are in times of distress and trouble, the Lord will give us the words & wisdom we need! Whether we stand up against our enemies or share the Word of the Lord, God will direct us! Whether sharing His words by Facebook updates, preaching, teaching, or just talking with others…we all can pray that we surrender ourselves so it would be His words and not ours. I rememeber a time when I was about 23 years old, I was talking with a fellow Korean adoptee from the Holt Adoption camp and he was conversing with me about the Christianity. He didn’t believe in God and was asking me questions to challenge me and see if I could answer them correctly. We had been talking for about 1/2 hour and finally…I actually got a smile from him. After conversing with him and trying to share my viewpoints…I realized that it wasn’t about me proving to him I could convince him. It was as if the Spirit was telling me, “FAITH”…and it was then that I shared Hebrews 11 about a faith that we cannot see. I was not that well versed yet with the Bible (I had only finished my freshman year at Multnomah)…but God gave me the insight & words I needed to help share with this friend why I believed in what I did.