You and God’s House!
Scripture reading for January 29th: Matthew 21, Psalm 21, Prov. 21
Key Scriptures: Matthew 21:12-15 “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.” And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them. But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant, . .”
One of Jesus’ last acts of ministry in the temple was the cleansing of the temple and the healing of the blind and lame. He stated plainly that His house was to be a house of prayer. He demonstrated that by praying over the blind and lame and they were healed. Children were calling out in worship to God. This caused the Pharisees and temple rulers to be indignant! Faith often has opposition.
Faith’s Confession: I believe God’s house is to be a house of prayer for all people. I am a temple of the Holy Spirit, a part of God’s house. Through His presence I can pray for the hurting and see healing. (Action step: Ask God for an opportunity to pray for someone who is in need of healing today and step out in faith.)
Proverbs 21:3 “To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable than sacrifice.”