Easter: Flip Your Table

Matthew 21:12- "Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves."

When Jesus overturned the tables, he was obviously ticked.  But why?  Was it because he was anti-commerce?  Against capitalism?  Couldn't stand the thought of religious people making a profit?  I don't think so.

I think the thing that made him furious was the barrier that these tables produced.  These table managers and money changers were making it more difficult for people to get to God!  They made it harder for people to worship.  They made it more costly for people to pray and seek forgiveness.  They put up barriers between creation and Creator.  And nothing turns Jesus' skin green and makes his toga rip faster that keeping people away from God!

So what about you?  If your life was laid out on a table, would Jesus come in and flip it over?  Would he look at your attitude, actions, speech, and life and identify it as a hinderance to the Gospel?  Or are those areas of your life working together to draw people towards God and make the name of Jesus famous?

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