Having seen what must take place before the destruction of Jerusalem, we now examine verses that reveal what would take place at the time of that destruction. We consider other interpretations of passages in Daniel and yet see that the emphasis of what Christ was talking about here is the desolation of the temple and the punishment of the Jews in 70 AD because they had rejected Messiah.
We see the principle here that the judgment of God varies in severity depending upon the light that is sinned against. Christ said it would be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for Capernaum, since this latter town had seen the miracles of Christ and yet did not receive Him; the former towns had received no such revelation.
We apply to our own situation and our own readiness to face the judgment of God in view of the light we have received.