QTVOTD: Never compromise the House of Prayer…

“And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.” Matthew 21:12-13 ->me: For Passover, people would come from far away to worship in Jerusalem but they needed an animal for sacrifice and the sellers of the animals only accepted ‘temple coins’.  There were money changers on hand to take foreign money in exchange for the ‘temple coins’ which it is likely that these money changers were charging huge exchange rates, taking advantage of people who had no other choice.  Not only that but these vendors and money changers were clogging up the temple courts making it hard for people to get in and worship.  Jesus became upset about the compromising of His Father’s Temple as a House of Prayer.  As I was reading and trying to apply to my own life, I recognized that my body is, in fact, a temple unto the Lord.  Is it possible that I am perverting the use of “God’s House” when I compromise my prayer walk?  This was very convicting as my prayer walk has not been what it should.  I can’t remember the last time I prayed my prayer cards I made after reading “A Praying Life”.  Ugh….Thank you God for always giving me the prodding I need through Your Word and Holy Spirit.

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