Matthew 21 prayerIf you came to my house, took away all my books, and set up a gambling casino, I’d be ticked. If you came to my house and rearranged all my belongings that meant something to me so you could set up card tables for poker, I would be upset. If you came to my house and moved everything of value out of the way so that a new business I didn’t like could be set up, I would be indignant. If you moved me out of my home because I was getting in the way of you making money so you could get rich, I would cry.
Matthew 21 weptJesus wept over Jerusalem before He even entered the city. Jesus already knew what was happening in God’s house. So, He did something about it. He rid His House of all the extortioners, thieves, crooked money-changers, price gougers, and dove sellers. Common people came to the Temple court seeking God while offering a sacrifice that was hard to afford because of the price gougers. God’s house had been ravaged with an unrecognizable purpose. Jesus merely cleaned His House and went back to HIS mission of seeking the lost to save them and healing the blind and the lame. All in a day’s work for the Son of God.
Matthew 21 King of my heartHOLY PAUSE
Our hearts, minds and souls are His House for those who believe.
Are we a temple of prayer and praise all day long to God who saved us?
Can people see Jesus through us because our bodies are His Temple of His peace and love?
Do they see us as a safe “house” to find and follow Jesus, too?
Matthew 21
Jesus at the Temple
Matthew 21 cleansing12 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.
16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.
“Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,
“‘From the lips of children and infants
you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?”
17 And he left them and went out of the city to Bethany, where he spent the night.
And I’m singing…Inhabit by Leeland
Matthew 21 house of prayerOur praise becomes Your house, Your place
Our praise becomes Your house, Your place
Our praise becomes Your house, Your place
Our praise becomes, Your house, Your place, oh God
We sing a song, and You come in
Make a dance and You come in
Shout Your name and You come in
Give You praise and You come in
Sing a song and You come in
Make a dance and You come in
Shout Your name and You come in
Give You praise…
Our praise becomes Your House, O God!
Hosanna to the Son of David, indeed!
In Jesus Name, Amen

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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