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

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Then Jesus told this story: "Look at all the trees. The fig tree is a good example. When it becomes green (grows buds), you know that summer is near. It is the same with these things I told you would happen. When you see all these things happening, then you will know that God's kingdom is coming very soon. "I tell you the truth. All these things will happen while people of this time are still living! The whole world, earth and sky, will be destroyed; but the words I have said will never be destroyed!"
— Luke 21:29-33 NLT
Illustration of Luke 21:29-33 NLT — "Look at all the trees."

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' word! His promises are faithful and secure. His words are true and lasting. So let's give thanks for his word and for his sharing it 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 upon their truths and promises. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

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


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.