The Final Straw

Matthew 21:12-13 – 12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. 13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’”

Jesus came to this earth to speak and teach the truth. While it was received by many, it was not well received by all. Specifically, the Jewish leaders saw Jesus not as the Messiah, but as a threat to all they had created. What once was created to worship God had been turned into a mockery by the Jewish leaders.

It was this injustice that Jesus spoke out against, it was this injustice that was the final straw for the Jewish leaders. Jesus drove out of the Temple “all those who bought and sold in the temple” which proved too much for the Jewish leaders. In the following days, they would arrest, beat, try and crucify the One who they saw as a threat. The Jewish leaders thought they were delivering justice, what they didn’t realize was that they were merely pawns in God’s great plan of salvation for the world. 

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

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