den of robbers


Mark 11 v 15 Den of Robbers

The Jesus we read about in the bible was a real person, with real emotion, real issues, real pain, real compassion, real love, and real grace; in fact everything about Him was and is REAL. In Matthew, chapter one, He was born to be a real person. In the book of John, chapter eleven when Lazarus died, He wept, showing real emotion. On the cross, He showed real love, real grace, and real forgiveness. Today I am going to base my writing on the verse referred to below, where He showed real anger.
In the book of Mark, chapter eleven, verse fifteen through to eighteen, Jesus got angry. He got real angry!
They came to Jerusalem, and Jesus entered into the
temple, and began to throw out those who sold and
those who bought in the temple, and overthrew the
tables of the money-changers, and the seats of those
who sold the doves. He would not allow anyone to
carry a container through the temple. He taught,
saying to them, “Isn`t it written, `My house will
be called a house of prayer for all the nations?`
But you have made it a den of robbers!” The
Chief priests and the scribes heard it, and sought
how they might destroy him. For they feared him,
for all the multitude was astonished at his teaching.
When Jesus entered the temple, He became real furious, real aggravated, and probably real sad when He observed the transactions, the money handling, the buying and selling of goods in the temple. His house were turned into a market place, the place that was meant to be a house of prayer, was now a house of merchant.
At the sight of this, He overturned the tables of merchandise and the seats of the merchants; I can almost imagine how the goods and the monies and even the merchants were flying though the air. People scurrying to pick up and collect their merchandise before others do. As He overturned the tables, chairs and merchandise angrily, with goods flying, monies falling and merchants rushing and scurrying to gather their assets; their must’ve been people overlooking and judging Him for His deeds (as all were probably merely trying to make a living).
With a real angry, sad and aggravated loud voice, He utters the words:

“Isn’t it written, `My house will be called a
house of prayer for all the nations?
` But you have made a den of robbers!”

I guess we should take heed to this verse! Is God not shouting down at us as we continue to allow history to repeat itself?

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