Good morning my friends. Today is the 1st day of Holy Week. Today we remember the time Jesus got angry.
“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. “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.’ ” The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. 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. “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’?””
Matthew 21:12-16 NIV
Jesus was experiencing and showing a righteous anger. This was His Father’s house, a house of prayer. What was happening was keeping those who were there to worship and pray from being able to do that.
Righteous anger, as followers of Christ, is when we become angry over the injustices of the world. Oppression, abuse, hunger and downright evil. Passionate that these things have to change and we seek to help with that change.
I pray that all come to see and know the love of Jesus and the love God has for each and everyone of us!
Have a blessed Monday and know that Jesus died for you and me so that we might live! 🍃🙏💗