On Monday, Jesus declares the failure of God’s people to live up to their covenant mandate to be a blessing to the world. Much of what the Gospels tell us about Monday centres on the theme of Jesus’s authority, both over the created world and his right to judge it.
Everything Jesus did, He did with authority. If Jerusalem was a beehive, with His triumphal entry Jesus had hit it with a stick. You could hear the buzz grow as the anger within got organized.
Heavenly Father, today we pray for right thinking as we focus our hearts on the Passion of Christ. Help us remember how Jesus acted in righteous anger to clear the temple of moneychangers. His zeal for Your house drove Him to do the right thing that day, and we want that kind of zeal for Your ways. Lord, help us not grow complacent or compromise our faith but to grow more steadfast in Your truth. We look to Your Son as our ultimate example for faith and life, knowing our righteousness is found in Him. In His name, we pray, amen.
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