Clear the Temple – Day Two

30 03 2015

Matthew 21:12-15 – Jesus at the Temple

Rock _n

12 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. 13 “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.”  14 The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant.

When Jesus saw what had happened to the temple it was evident he was quite upset, perhaps angry and sad at the same. He couldn’t take seeing His Father’s house in the condition it now was.

Many years ago I came the point I couldn’t take anymore the condition of my own personal temple, in others words, my own life. It needed to be cleaned up, just like the temple of Jesus day.

Perhaps this is something you’ve needed or thought about for a long time. What better time to make a change than during this time we celebrate the resurrection of the Savior.

“The Christian says, ‘Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire: well, there is such a thing as sex. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that the universe is a fraud. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, to suggest the real thing. If that is so, I must take care, on the one hand, never to despise, or to be unthankful for, these earthly blessings, and on the other, never to mistake them for the something else of which they are only a kind of copy, or echo, or mirage. I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that country and to help others to do the same.” C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Take a moment to view this young man’s video and heart stirring song.

Blessings this day on your “Travels on the Rock Road.”


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