Memorable Scripture: You are the Temple

Matthew 21:12-13
Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. And He said to them, “It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of thieves.’ ”

Jesus took the worship of the Father very seriously.
Was there anything wrong with the supplying of sacrificial animals at the Temple? It seems to make things convenient. Perhaps at one time, it was different but now it’s a money-making venture with those selling the doves more interesting in profit than prayer.
They lost respect for God, the Temple, and the sacredness of the sacrifice.
Jesus had the power of scripture to back up His action.
The apostle Paul declares that you are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. (1 Cor 3:16; 6:19) He also warns against defiling the Temple.
Perhaps like Jesus, you should overturn and drive out from you those things contrary to the Holy Spirit.
Easily that brings you to a question quite popular several years ago – what would Jesus do?
Correctly answering that question before doing anything would certainly cause you to think before you act and live a more cautious Christian life.

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