14. Besides telling His disciples when to flee, how did Christ further show His solicitude and tender
care for them?
"But pray you that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day." Verse 20.
NOTES-The winter would be an unfavorable time in which to flee, entailing discomfort and
hardship; and an attempt to flee on the Sabbath day would doubtless have been met with difficulty, so false
and pharisaical were the notions of the Jews respecting the true character and object of the Sabbath. See
Matt. 12:1-14; Mark 1:32; 2:23-28; Luke 13:14-17; John 5:10-18.
The prayers of Christ's followers were heard. Events were so overruled that neither Jews nor
Romans hindered the flight of the Christians. Upon the retreat of Cestius, the Jews pursued after his army,
and the Christians thus had an opportunity to leave the city. The country also had been cleared of enemies
who might have endeavored to intercept them. At the time of this siege, the Jews were assembled at
Jerusalem to keep the Feast of Tabernacles, and thus the Christians of Judea were able to escape
unmolested, and in the autumn, a most favorable time for flight.
What did the people say when they saw these things?
Did Christ know beforehand the treatment He was to receive?
What is said of the little horn as compared with the ten horns of the fourth beast of Daniel 7?
From what statement do we learn that these ordinances related to the sacrificial system?
What is first commanded in the Sabbath commandment?
Who did He say would be saved?
Do the dead know anything?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle