Makes You Think

Johannes gets our devotional journey started this week…

We will be working through one of, if not the most, misused text's in the bible this week.  I have seen people use the first part of this text in ways to justify their actions. I want to point out that you cannot use verse 15 without the rest of the text...especially verse 17. We will take a deeper look at this text this week and we will dissect it in such a way that will put it in complete context. I challenge you to read through this a couple times today from verse 15 to 19 and think about the times you might have use the term “well even Jesus got mad”:

[15] And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. [16] And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. [17] And he was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.” [18] And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and were seeking a way to destroy him, for they feared him, because all the crowd was astonished at his teaching. [19] And when evening came they went out of the city. (Mark 11:15-19 ESV)