“Lose your faith in buildings” is actually the first sermon point of the Matthew 24 message I”ll be preaching tomorrow. The disciples point out the beauty of the temple, but Jesus prophesies its total destruction, which they didn’t realize would happen under the Roman general Titus three decades later.
“Lose your faith in buildings” is a pretty good principle to remember as we live through the Matthew 24 events of the last days. Think of the buildings in which humanity has place misguided trust—-such as banks, palaces, institutions of learning, science laboratories, even large religious edifices.
Peter, one of the disciples who listened as Jesus spoke the warnings of Matthew 24, later wrote:
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. 2 Peter 3:10 NKJV
Since this is “the day of the Lord,” the Lord is the one who will bring about this cleansing. Our faith, therefore, should be in Him.