04 Aug Matthew 21:13
13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer ‘; but you are making it a robber’s den.”
Not only had the temple been turned into a mini-mall, the people, trying to obey God’s commands about sacrifice, were being crushed with heavy costs and fees! We might use the word SCAM today for the same type of situation. Instead of a safe place to worship and pray, people were being taken advantage of. What would you have done if you were Jesus? Do you speak up when someone is being cheated or made fun of at school?