How and When to Clean House

Jesus had waited a long, long time for this moment. And it was finally time. It was time to clean house. So Jesus went into the temple, made a whip and drove out the cattle and sheep and those who were selling them. He turned over the tables of the money changers. What might seem like an uncharacteristic display of “flying off the handle” is actually a display of Jesus’ zeal for His Father to be treasured above every other treasure.

And it made a few people mad! “Who do you think you are? Do a sign and prove you have authority to do this!” Jesus promises a sign: His death at their hands and his resurrection from the dead.

Is Jesus still this zealous? Absolutely! If He came to the temple of your heart, and to the temple of His gathered people, what would He find being treasured above His Father? What passions would He find?

Jesus has purchased a people who are to be “zealous for good works” (Titus 2:14). Pay attention to your zeal!