SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
Scripture: Isaiah 9:7, John 2:13-17, Mark 11:11-18
The government of God is established with judgment and justice. We are told that the zeal of God will perform this in the last days. So the question is, what does that zeal look like? The answer, of course, is in the life of Jesus. In both John 2 and Mark 11, we see what the zeal of God that brings forth judgment and justice looks like. When Jesus found in the temple those selling oxen, sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business, He wove cords into a whip and drove them all out. He commanded them to leave. He commanded them not to make His Father’s House a house of merchandise. His disciples remembered it was written, “Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up.” It is obvious that judgment and justice ignited by the zeal of God bring a confrontation and a declaration concerning the violation of God’s moral standard. I wish we could have all been there to watch Jesus in action in the temple, as described by John. It would have been very educational concerning the authority of the Key of David that Revelation 3 promises. The zeal of God will perform this!