As Jesus was going out of the temple courtyard, one of his disciples said to him, “Teacher, look at these huge stones and these beautiful buildings!” Jesus said to him, “Do you see these large buildings? Not one of these stones will be left on top of another. Each one will be torn down.”
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives facing the temple buildings, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, “Tell us, when will this happen? What will be the sign when all this will come to an end?”
Jesus answered them, “Be careful not to let anyone deceive you. Many will come using my name. They will say, ‘I am he,’ and they will deceive many people. (Mark 13:1-6 GW)
Nearly 2,000 years later, we still marvel at temples and buildings, and seek after signs of the Lord's return.
But are we ready and watchful, as we need to be? Are we guarding our hearts from deception? I fear we are not.
So, as Jesus said, “Be careful not to let anyone deceive you." ©Word-Strong_2014