Today’s Verse: John 2:15-16 And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with sheep and the oxen; and He poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables; and to those who were selling the doves He said, “Take these things away; stop making My Father’s house a place of business.” NASB
This is a story often used to point out Jesus’ righteous anger towards those who stained the very place of worship having let it be filled with things that had little to do with worship and more to do with worldly things like profiteering. Yes, God is loving, but here we see His anger and judgment on those who would sully the very place where He is to be worshipped. I don’t quite know what all they were doing, but it was certainly not motivated to worship and bring glory to the Father or Jesus would not have had that reaction. It makes me wonder how He would react if He walked through the temple today. What would He see? No, not the physical temple of the old covenant, but the spiritual temple of the new covenant…our very bodies. If He was to walk into the courtyard of your temple, would it be clean and devoted to worship or have we let worldly things into the courtyard?
May God bless your heart as you seek His.