Hearts Not Hands
Luke 21:5-6 NLT
“Some of his disciples began talking about the majestic stonework of the Temple and the memorial decorations on the walls. But Jesus said, “The time is coming when all these things will be completely demolished. Not one stone will be left on top of another!””
Jesus arrived on Earth at a time when Judaism was at an all time messianic high. They believed the Messiah would come and deliver them from their Roman oppression!
Like all of us, they put too much emphasis on the outward appearance of spirituality. Jesus came to renew hearts and restore mankind back to the Father of all creation.
Those closest to Jesus, the disciples, were also carried along with this over emphasis of external worship. Jesus lost no time in correcting this mindset and predicted the future destruction of the temple, that would ultimately make way for the true message of the gospel - hearts that are born again.
God has gifted us to create things that are magnificent to look upon but He firstly wants to know us and be our personal Lord and Saviour.
God wants hearts not hands!