Monday, March 25, 2013

Holy Week -- Monday

On Monday of Holy Week Jesus entered the temple where commerce was the order of business. We read in Matthew 21:13, "It is written," he said to them, "'My house will be called a house of prayer,' but you are making it a 'den of robbers.'" And he proceeded to drive out the moneychangers and cleanse the temple.

The leaders did not get it. Jesus was ruining their rituals. But the blind and the lame got it. They were not put off by Jesus' anger. We are told that they came to the temple and he healed them (verse 14). And the children got it. Remembering the joy of the procession the day before, they were still overflowing with praise, and as a result, they were shouting in the temple area, "Hosanna to the Son of David" (verse 15). But the chief priests and the teachers of the law were indignant when they saw this.

If you'd been there (putting aside your knowledge of the coming events of the week) how would you have responded? With indignation, like the leaders? With faith, like the blind and lame who sought Jesus out for healing? With joy, like the children?

The video is from the Days With Jesus website.

Scripture for Monday of Holy Week
Matthew 21:12-19
Mark 11:12-19
Luke 19:45-48
John 12:20-50

1 comment:

Alice said...

Ginger ...this is so interesting! Our pastor spoke about this very thing on Sunday. Bottom line and phrase he kept coming back to was "do we 'get it' you 'get it'"? Thanks for sharing!