Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. “It is written,” He said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’”
“You can’t change what you tolerate.”
- Craig Groeschel, founder and senior pastor of Life.Church
The day after Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, He heads into the Temple to “clean house.” By clearing out the Temple, Jesus was in essence saying that He would no longer tolerate the misuse of the Temple grounds for bartering and profiteering at the expense of peoples’ spiritual lives. In the same way, Jesus’ Spirit will strive with our spirit till we are conformed into His image. He will continue to clean our spiritual “house” until we are thinking and acting like Him.
How will we each choose to partner or resist that cleansing activity today or this week?
"O my Saviour, let me not fall little by little or think myself able to bear the indulgence of any known sin because it seems so insignificant."
- Charles Spurgeon, 1834-1892