Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Embracing Jesus - Cleansing the Temple John 2:13-25
Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name, observing His signs which He was doing. But Jesus, on His part, was not entrusting Himself to them, for He knew all men, and because He did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man. John 2:13-25
I chewed on this for a long time. My initial impressions of this passage were rather negative in regards to our churches today and I wasn't sure I agreed with what I was first feeling, so I let it be as I promised myself I would and waited till I was sure.
There are a lot of churches that are taking this passage seriously in my eyes. There are a lot of churches that are not using their buildings as a place of business but a place of Christ. We are the church and our bodies are His temple. The buildings the body of Christ fellowships in are being used to reach out to their communities, to the lost, those who need help. They are not interested on what they look like on the inside, they spend little on appearance and pump out what is brought in to help those who truly need it. We cannot use our churches as a place of personal gain, and I honestly haven't been in a church that has. Praise God.
When Jesus is showing His authority all I can think of in this instance is "truth". Jesus always does what He says He is going to do. He was talking about His body being raised up in three days... and it happened.