Cleaning Out Your Temple

January 3, 2019

There are times when we read something in the Bible and wonder, “Ok, but what does this have to do with me?” Matthew 21:12-17 could be one of those passages. The week before His death on the Cross, Jesus entered the temple and described a group of people He found there as robbers and thieves. These money changers were overcharging people for animals needed for the temple sacrifices. Angered by the fact that the priests allowed this extortion and used their position as a means of profit, Jesus threw the crooks out of the temple. But what does that have to do with believers today?