March 20, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Mark:11:15-17. “And He (Jesus) entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and He overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. And He would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. And He was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.”
The money changers were useful to worshippers who came from foreign places, but they were also involved in banking activities—including acts that broke the Law of Moses and exploited the poor. Evil within the church is perhaps the worst kind of sin because it masquerades as good.
As Christians, our bodies are also temples of God. Maybe we, too, need our temples cleaned out of all the sin that we do that masquerades as good. If you let Him, he will sweep your temple clean, freeing you from the condemnation of your sin, so that you can live your life in service to him and those around you.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Lord, you know how quickly my heart can become dirty with sin. Please cleanse my heart and mind so that I can serve you and others as you desire me to serve. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.