Holy Week – Monday, April 6, 2020
After Jesus’ arrival into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, with shouts of excitement, praise and honor, He quickly went to work. Jesus knew what the week was going to foretell, and instead of cowering down, He choose to finish the work He had been called to do. As we will see throughout this week, those cheers of praise will quickly turn into shouts of crucifixion
God’s Temple was being misused by people who had turned into a marketplace. They had forgotten, or didn’t care, that God’s house is a place of worship, not a place for making profit. If you can imagine how crowded the Temple must have been – its Passover week and people flocked the Temple to worship. However, the opportunity to make a few bucks as a “convenience” to the people made it difficult to worship. Jesus became angry:
Monday – Matthew 21:12-13
And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of robbers.”
Jesus had the authority and used it to honor the purpose of the Temple. Today, pray for the Church and its Holy purpose, that God will be glorified through the work of the Church, and that our attitude would be an attitude of worship…Lean in and posture up.