Luke 21:20–24 (ESV)
Jesus Foretells Destruction of Jerusalem
20 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near. 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country
enter it, 22 for these are days of vengeance, to fulfill all that is written. 23 Alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! For there will be great distress upon the earth and wrath against this people. 24 They will
fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive among all nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
Jerusalem is home of the Temple
and is a significant city. The thought of it being destroyed is basically unthinkable, however it has been destroyed before. Jesus is predicting that the city will be destroyed again. It will not be a pretty site. Well, the city was destroyed,
especially the Temple. It came down in 70 AD. I pray: O Lord, you know all things. Your prophecies are true. You promised that you will return. Help me to endure until the end and to rejoice when I’m in your Kingdom
and see you face to face. Thank you for all you have done for me. Amen.