WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Scripture: Mark 11:15-19
Mark 11:15-19 describes to us Jesus cleaning house in the temple. Verses 17-18 say, “Then He taught, saying to them, ‘Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ And the scribes and chief priests heard it and sought how they might destroy Him; for they feared Him, because all the people were astonished at His teaching.” Jesus was prophetically declaring their judgment. When we walk with the Lord, we are going to terrorize people who are afraid of God’s judgment. That may come through us and the words that we speak. Their reaction may very well be to try to plot a way to do away with us. It happened to Jesus and it will no doubt happen to some of us. Grace exists in part to finish our race gloriously.