Day 9 - John 2:12-17
Points to Ponder:
1. What was happening there that shouldn’t have been happening? (Remember that Jesus’ parents had to buy their offering of two pigeons when Jesus was born.)
2. Why do you think Jesus was so upset? What was he upset about?
3. What would Jesus confront in you?
4. Why does Jesus do that?
His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.” John 2:17
Lord Jesus, you have such a regard for your Father’s house and the soul-saving activity that happens there. Your house had become a place where people carried out business and commerce. It was a far cry from place of worship it was intended to be. But more than that, you have such zeal for the souls of people who were more concerned about commerce than they were about eternity. You weren’t just cleaning up a place for worship, you were coming after the idols of their heart because wanted them to believe in you. Lord Jesus, there are things in my life that I love, maybe too much. There are things in my life that I trust, sometimes too much. I pray, Lord Jesus, out of zeal and passion for my soul, break into my life and turn over the tables of my heart and confront the love and trust for things besides you. I know I won’t like the confrontation, dear Jesus, but I need it. And in that moment when you confront my idolatry, console me too. Forgive my sin and draw me close. You didn’t come to drive me out, just my sin. Drive out my sin, dear Jesus, and enter in. Live in me and never leave. Amen.