Saturday, April 27, 2019

Numbers 7:1-89; Proverbs 4:1-27; Mark 15:1-23

Some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said, As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. Luke 21:5-6

Jerusalem’s attraction was the temple. But note our Lord’s attitude toward it. The entire site would be swept away, and soon. Our Lord preached at the temple, in synagogues and the street. Paul preached in the open air and rented a house for Bible studies. What was their passion? It was the people who listened and the spiritual house they would become through the gospel. —J. A. Bjorlie

View the vast building, see it rise,
The work how great, the plan how wise,
Oh wondrous fabric, power unknown,
That rests it on the Living Stone. —Samuel Medley