Luke 21:29-38

A lesson from the fig tree

29 Jesus told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees.
30 When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near.
31 In the same way, when you see these things happening, you know that God's kingdom is near.
32 I assure you that this generation won't pass away until everything has happened.
33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will certainly not pass away.
34 "Take care that your hearts aren't dulled by drinking parties, drunkenness, and the anxieties of day-to-day life. Don't let that day fall upon you unexpectedly,
35 like a trap. It will come upon everyone who lives on the face of the whole earth.
36 Stay alert at all times, praying that you are strong enough to escape everything that is about to happen and to stand before the Human One."
37 Every day Jesus was teaching in the temple, but he spent each night on the Mount of Olives.
38 All the people rose early in the morning to hear him in the temple area.