What Jesus Did! 'His Lasting Words' — Luke 21:29-33

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

[After talking about his return to his disciples, Jesus] gave them this illustration: "Notice the fig tree, or any other tree. When the leaves come out, you know without being told that summer is near. In the same way, when you see all these things taking place, you can know that the Kingdom of God is near. I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass from the scene until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear."
— Luke 21:29-33 NLT

Key Thought

While the Temple will become rubble, Jerusalem will be destroyed, and the heavens and the earth will pass away, one thing will last forever: Jesus' words! His promises are faithful and secure. His words are true and lasting. So let's give thanks for his words and for his sharing them with us.

Today's Prayer

O Father, thank you for the message of Jesus and for every word he spoke and every promise he made. Help me as I seek to learn them, to incorporate them into my daily life, and to build my future on their truths and promises. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Peter 1:21-23
  • Isaiah 40:8
  • John 6:68-69


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Illustration of Luke 21:29-33 NLT —  Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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