Jesus weeps over Jerusalem

The Life of Jesus Christ - Chapter 9 - Jesus' last week in Jerusalem - Part 11

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The last words that Jesus spoke in public were sad words about Jerusalem. He felt very sad because most Jews had not accepted him. God would *judge them. Jesus had come to bring good news to the Jews, but many Jews did not want to listen to him.

Matthew 23:37 ‘People of Jerusalem! People of Jerusalem! You kill the *prophets. You throw stones at those who come to you. Often I have wanted to gather your children together, as a mother bird gathers her young ones under her wings. But you did not want this’.

Jesus then spoke about the terrible events which would happen in Jerusalem. Just 40 years later, the Roman armies marched into Jerusalem and destroyed the city. They burned the *Temple. They *crucified so many Jews that they did not have enough wood.

Jesus' good news is available for all. But it will not always be available. If people have refused to accept Jesus during their lives, there will be a *judgement. And one day, when Jesus comes again, it will be too late for people to trust God.


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