The calling of Peter to be an Apostle, “Name is Nature” so the saying goes. The Lord gives Simon a new name and calls him Peter, meaning rock. Peter’s apostleship is marked by moments of both spiritual successes and fleshly failures.
The Lord gives us the parable of the fig tree. He emphasizes the importance of watching, praying and looking for His return knowing that the time is short and that His returning is soon approaching.
God foretells of the sin-bearing Servant and His deliverance for Jerusalem. The LORD’s suffering servant will be the exalted Servant and God’s plan of salvation for all people will be played out thru the rest of eternity despite the enemy’s attempts to thwart it.
The LORD comforts Zion, He reminds them to trust the LORD. Though they will be faced with many trials, the LORD promises everlasting salvation for Zion and He will not abandon His people even if they abandon Him.
God deals with Israel’s sin and their disobedience. He has not abandoned them. In contrast, He pronounces the LORD’s servant obedience. Though He will be rejected by some, He will endure and fulfill God’s plan to bring light to the nations.