By Lee Roy Anderson
And the Jews’ Passover was at hand and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting.
And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen and poured out the changers’ money and overthrew the tables. And said, unto them that sold doves, take these things hence make not my father’s house of merchandise. John 2:13-16.
How we need this lesson taught again in our churches. People had lost respect for the house of God. We have lost respect for the house of God. We have lost respect for Father’s house. It is disappointing to me how people treat the house of God. The church is not your house, it’s God’s house. May we treat his house with the respect it deserves?
We need to treat Father’s house as it was intended to be treated. Christ was condemning those in the temple because they were not using God’s house for its intended purpose. The church is a sanctified, set apart sanctuary to worship God. Could we be following in these Laodicean days. Revelation 3:14-22. A Scottish Shepherd was once asked if his sheep would follow the voice of a stranger. He replied, yes when they are sick, but never when they are well.
No wonder false shepherds get quite a following in the Laodicean days? We seem to be living in a day when people have never been more mixed-up, confused and frustrated over religion. Today people are asking true worship, what is it? Our greatest problem is we use the church for everything but church and its created a state of confusion for those who need Christ. Christ is still son over his own house, Hebrews 3:6. Remember, the church is not your house it’s God’s house.