Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple and each evening, he went out to spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives, and all the people came early in the morning to hear him at the temple” (Luke 21:37-38).
Our Lord Jesus Christ often trod the Mount of Olives. This mountains seemed to be closely connected with many incidents in his life. It seems a specially hallowed place because it was the last place on Earth’s soil on which his feet stood, when leading his disciples over it’s brow. It was where he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of of their sight. And as the disciples were looking intensely into the sky, two men dressed in white appeared, and stood beside the disciples and said, “This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11).
David also led his little band of faithful folowers in the same place when his son, Absalom obliged him to leave the city of Jersalem, and go forth as a fugitive. It was a familar resort for each where they would pour their heart to God. We read in 2 Samuel 15:30, that David continued up the mount of Olives, weeping as he went, and all the people with him also wept. Here we we have a foreshadowing of our Lord, who wept on the very same spot, over his rejection by Jerusalem:
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed together your children, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you are not willing! Look your house is left desolete. I tell you, you will not see me again untill you say, ‘Blessd is he who comes in the name of the Lord'” (Luke 13:34-35). Some Pharisees had said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herold want to kill you” (Luke 13: 31).