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Straight to the Temple

Monday, April 14th, 2014

jesus week

And Jesus…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….Matthew 21:12

I will never figure out a love like Christ's.  Even on my best days, I cannot imagine loving anyone like He does or giving so sacrificially.  His life was pure and blameless and He knew mine would never be and still He died for me.

As I ponder this very Holy Week in my heart, I think about the first thing Jesus did when he entered Jerusalem.  He went straight to the Temple, the place of worship.  He couldn't leave it like it was in its current (at that time) condition.  I think it's indicative of what He does upon entering a person's life.  He goes straight to the heart (the place of worship) because He can't leave us like we are in our lostness.  He wants to cleanse us of everything that doesn't belong there or doesn't align with God.

So, that scene we've all read and heard stories about where Jesus goes into the temple flipping tables and blowing His cool …. that's the perfect MIND PICTURE for each of us to hold onto when we think about what our sin and foolishness means to God.  He despises it!  He wants it out of our lives.

Today, as we count down the days to Jesus' death and Resurrection….I pray that each of us would see clearly what needs to go in our lives.  What is it that we must clean out?  What is blocking me (and you) from living a life that is completely connected to Christ? 


Sanctify us, cleanse our hearts and lives of whatever it is that blocks us from you.