Tag: cleansed the temple
Scripture reading for October 24th: Mark 8-11
Key Scriptures: Mark 11:15-17 “On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple area and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. And as He taught them, He said, “Is it not written: “‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.'”
As Jesus entered the temple for the final Passover week He would enjoy with His disciples, He found the temple defiled by the buying and selling of sacrifices and trading of temple merchandise. He overturned the tables and drove out those who were trading in God’s house. He quoted from both Jeremiah and Isaiah as He cleansed the temple and re-established prayer for all nations as God’s original purpose and desire!
Joy in the House of Prayer: “And foreigners who bind themselves to the Lord to serve Him, to love the Name of the Lord, and to worship Him, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to My covenant–these I will bring to My holy mountain and give them joy in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” (Isaiah 57:6-7)