John 2 – Jesus Cleanses the Temple

In the day of Jesus, money was greedily sought by even highly religious men. Our day is the same. Men use their religions and societies to conquer and get money, lands, and salaries. Men worship money rather than God. Many in India say their god is ‘Allah,’ or ‘Bhogoban,’ or ‘Vishnu,’ or even ‘Jesus,’ yet their true god is Money. They do ministry for money! It controls their life and they put their trust on it. Yet even now, Jesus is the same and is working in the temple of our hearts. Any sin or thing that you love more than God he will jealously destroy and remove from your life, if you belong to him, or come to him. Search our hearts and cleanse us, O Lord! With zeal get pure worship for yourself!

John 2:15-17 – And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.” His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.”