3:16 Plan - Week 6 - Day 4 - Year 3 - Matthew 21:12-19, Mark 11:12-19, Luke 19:45-48

If convenience takes away your ability to worship it is sin. 

Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word 

Matthew 21:13 - "The Scriptures declare, 'My Temple will be called a house of prayer,' but you have turned it into a den of thieves!"

Read - Matthew 21:12–19; Mark 11:12–19; Luke 19:45–48

https://www.blueletterbible.org/tools/MultiVerse.cfm?s=005LeB                             

Apply

Convenience isn’t always sin but it can be if it is removing opportunities for you to worship and serve God.  This temple encounter is a good example of a fair idea (helping visiting worshippers get what they need with ease) that found the slippery slope of economic gain (selling materials at profit rather than letting the people gather them in preparation for sacrifice).  Let’s be sure we keep our hearts pure as it relates to God, money and gain. 

Yield

Lord, I desire to keep worship untainted by commerce.  Help me. 

Extra Discovery

https://www.gotquestions.org/temple-cleanse.html 

Revelation

When Jesus cleansed this temple, the people hung on every word He spoke.  This is a key behavior for you no matter your state.  If you are Marred by Sin, choosing to cling to His Word is a step towards faith and repentance to be Mended.  If you have been Mended, hanging to God’s Word will equip you to serve Him joyfully and be filled/Morphed by the Spirit.  As a Morphed follower of Christ, hanging on the Word of God is what empowers you to have the right Mindset, Motivation and ultimately a great Ministry in your life.