The destruction of Jerusalem would be a tremendous tragedy, but not all would be lost. God would still care for His children.

BibleGateway: Matthew 24:15-34

ESV Text: Matthew 24:15-34


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:33 and ends at about 4:2

15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. 19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. 23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25 Behold, I have told you before. 26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

     32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 526:
In God, my Faithful God

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— Organ Audio

1. In God, my faithful God, 
I trust when dark my road; 
Though many woes o’ertake me, 
Yet He will not forsake me. 
His love it is doth send them 
And, when ’tis best, will end them. 

2. My sins assail me sore, 
But I despair no more. 
I build on Christ, who loves me; 
From this Rock nothing moves me. 
To Him I all surrender, 
To Him, my soul’s Defender. 

3. If death my portion be, 
Then death is gain to me 
And Christ my Life forever, 
From whom death cannot sever. 
Come when it may, He’ll shield me, 
To Him I wholly yield me. 

4. O Jesus Christ, my Lord, 
So meek in deed and word, 
Thou once didst die to save us 
Because Thy love would have us 
Be heirs of heavenly gladness 
When ends this life of sadness. 

5. “So be it,” then, I say 
With all my heart each day. 
We, too, dear Lord, adore Thee. 
We sing for joy before Thee. 
Guide us while here we wander 
Until we praise Thee yonder. 


Hymn: LSB 659 Lord of Our Life
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