Daily Bible Reading: Mark 11:1 – 19
Verse of the Day: Mark 11:17 – “And he taught, and said unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations? but ye have made it a den of robbers.”
For those who want to think of Jesus as “gentle, meek and mild,” the accounts of His cleansing the Temple (one at the start of His ministry and now at the close) create a problem. What we see in the account is not someone who is weak and mild, but One who is indignant and action oriented.
He quotes from two Old Testament prophets (Isaiah and Jeremiah), and shows how far the people had drifted from what God wanted. Are we guilty of this today? Maybe we are. Are we selling an inferior product to the world? We need to present the One who is the Truth, the Way, and the Life (John 14:6) for the world to see and desire.
Prayer: Father, I have been cheating others by giving them a poor view of Your Son by my words and actions. Cleanse me and use me today to show Him to others. Amen.