When Jesus entered the temple courts, he began to drive out those who were selling. “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be a house of prayer’; but you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’” (Luke 19:45-46)
Yesterday we saw how a loving Jesus shows up in our dire circumstances and weeps for us. It is very important that we see that Jesus came to be a humble servant. We need to be careful though, not to limit how Jesus shows up – He is the lion and the lamb. I am reminded of a quote from C. S. Lewis’ popular book, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. In the book, Lucy asks Mr. Beaver about Aslan the lion and the dialogue is quite memorable:
“Is he-quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion”…”Safe?” said Mr Beaver …”Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good.”
Today we consider another side of Jesus as we continue our focus on how He shows up in real ways in our lives, and how the Disciplines are manifested. During Passion Week and shortly after the entry into Jerusalem, Jesus enters the temple. Please prayerfully read the passage above and answer the questions below.
Today’s Questions for comments:
- What was the cause of the display of anger by Jesus, and what Disciplines do you see manifested?
- What lesson(s) can you apply?