Daily Word Of God
When the time of the Jewish Passover was near Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and in the Temple he found people selling cattle and sheep and doves, and the money changers sitting there.
Making a whip out of cord, he drove them all out of the Temple, sheep and cattle as well, scattered the money changers’ coins, knocked their tables over and said to the dove sellers, ‘Take all this out of here and stop using my Father’s house as a market.’
Then his disciples remembered the words of scripture: I am eaten up with zeal for your house. The Jews intervened and said, ‘What sign can you show us that you should act like this?’ Jesus answered, ‘Destroy this Temple, and in three days I will raise it up.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- This is one of the few times when we find Jesus angry. He had every right to be so because the people were using the Temple as a market place. This showed great disrespect for God whose love for mankind is infinite.
- When there is injustice, we must not be afraid to voice out and take a stand against it. People may question and even despise us for it, but fighting for the Lord’s justice must always take precedence.
- Have you been upholding Christian value of justice in your daily living? Is there anyone whom you need to speak up for in your home, office or parish community?