Summary: A study of the Gospel of Luke chapter 21 verses 5 through 7
Luke 21: 5 – 7
Do You See What I See?
5 Then, as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations, He said, 6 “These things which you see—the days will come in which not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down.”7 So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?”
Do you notice something familiar with this chapter? If you said it reminds you of the Gospel of Matthew chapter 24 you win a cookie. This Scripture is probably one of the most interesting chapters in the entire bible because it covers so many future things. There are certain ‘end times’ prophecies that arouse our interests such as a new Temple, The Antichrist, The Great Tribulation, The Rapture, and the 2nd Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew wrote this, “ 1 Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” 3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
We are going to do something unique in our review of this awesome chapter. It has 51 verses so it would be a waste of our time to just try to skip through it in one study. We are going to follow the chapter verse by verse. However, when our Lord brings up a key point such as a possible new Temple, we will take some time to talk about this significantly interesting situation. Most likely it will result in a detour of working through the chapter, but we will get back on track, I promise you.
5 Then, as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations, He said, 6 “These things which you see—the days will come in which not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down.”
To bring us up to speed on what has been transpiring so far, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ had just given a major lecture in the Temple. He and His disciples were leaving the Temple complex and one commented about how magnificent the Glorious Temple was.
As you know this was not the first Temple that the Jews constructed. The first Temple was built under the leadership of King Solomon. It was finished around 759 BC. A couple of hundred years later around 586 BC the Babylonians’ destroyed it.
The Israelites were taken as captives back to Babylon. Our Lord had pronounced a 70 year punishment on the Jews because they had refused to obey His orders. You see the Lord wanted them to trust Him as He still does for us to do today. To show what a True and Faithful God He Is, He challenged them to do some unique things as recorded in the book of Leviticus chapter 25.