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Tuesday, March 2, 2010
My Zeal for Thine House Hath Eaten Me Up!
Was Jesus zeal and love for His sheep such that He got angry at what he witnessed at times?
Yes absolutely he did, as do we all, if our zeal for the truth is paramount, and we want to protect the sheep of God. Jesus was passionate about His Fathers business.
Jesus was not some spineless wimp, like the majority of so called Christian men today. He did not just stand in a corner and say, "The Lord bless you", and tolerate sin. He did not preach "tolerance". He stood against sin, especially when He found it going on in the very Temple of God!
13. And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,
14. And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
15. And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;
16. And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.
17. And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
Jesus was eaten up by what He witnessed-eaten up-and he acted on the anger he felt.
Did he sin in the process? Most certainly not!
Do you think He was smiling when He did all this? Most certainly not!
Did Jesus mince his words when he spoke to such transgressors?
12. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
13. And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Jesus called it how He saw it here. Christians today are so used to tolerating their own sin, and the sins of others, that they forget that our God is a consuming Fire!
There are just some things that are despicable to God and those who make merchandise of His people are on the top of that list. That is why it is written "The zeal of thine house house hath eaten me up!"