“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”
(Matthew 23:37-39 ESV)
In the passages we’ve been studying over the past few days, Jesus has strong words of rebuke towards Israel’s leaders.One could come to the conclusion, based on Jesus’ words up until this point, that He hated these people because of their sin. But that conclusion would be wrong.
In His final publically spoken words, Jesus demonstrates the love He had for the people of Israel, even though they rejected and mistreated Him. Despite their arrogance and sinful…
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