Luke 21:1 And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury,
Luke 21:2 and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites.
Luke 21:3 So He said,
“Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all;
Luke 21:4 for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.”
Prov. 15:3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
Keeping watch on the evil and the good.
Hebrews 4:13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
But I am poor and needy;
Yet the Lord thinks upon me.
I The widow’s two mites
Heb. 13:16 But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Matt. 10:8 Freely you have received, freely give.
1 Tim. 6:17 Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. 18 Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, 19 storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
Luke 21:5 Then, as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations, He said,
Luke 21:6 “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.”
Luke 21:7 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?”
Luke 21:8 And He said: “Take heed that you not be deceived.
For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ Therefore do not go after them.
II The prophecy about the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70
Luke 21:20 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near.
Luke 21:21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, l
et those who are in the midst of her depart,
and let not those who are in the country enter her.
24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
III The prophecy about the return of Christ
Luke 21:25 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;
Luke 21:26 men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
Luke 21:27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Luke 21:29 Then He spoke to them a parable:
“Look at the fig tree, and all the trees.
Luke 21:30 When they are already budding,
you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near.
Luke 21:31 So you also, when you see these things happening,
know that the kingdom of God is near.
Luke 21:32 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place.
Luke 21:34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life,
and that Day come on you unexpectedly.
Luke 21:35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth.
Luke 21:36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”