Monday of Holy Week was a busy day for Jesus.
Basically, He blew into town, blew up, then…blew out.
Many of us forget what all went down the day after He got off that donkey on Palm Sunday. No warm and fuzzy Jesus here. We get to see what you might call His “mean” side.
Jesus entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves.
And He said to them, “It is written, ‘MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER’; but you are making it a ROBBERS’ DEN.”search
Jesus had spent Sunday night in Bethany, then headed back into the city in the morning. On the way in, He did something you and I might find a bit strange. He cursed the fig tree.
Moment to Catch:
After that little episode, he cleansed the Temple…again! Then, in the evening, He headed back to Bethany for some rest. The home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus.
Thot for today:
Jesus didn’t like “religion”. One of the final things he did that final week was to let religious folks know He wasn’t fond of their ritualistic and corrupt ways. He had some new ideas about God for them. And He was getting ready to really rock their world in the next few days by proving His point–in a very unique way.
What are your thoughts on present day “faith” and what all comes with it? I’d love to hear.
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Then, join us back here tomorrow as we journey together through Holy Week!