Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Soft Spoken?

Mat 21:12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
Mat 21:13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

Jesus was one tough dude when he needed to be. We have a lot of namby-pamby preachers these days who feel called to "reflect" in their homilies. I just can't imagine that Jesus was using His "inside voice" on this occasion.

Indeed, there are those times when the man of God must "cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet and show my people their transgressions."

Jesus gave the money changers what for. I don't think He was speaking the truth in love either. It "shows to go ya" that there are times when the direct approach is called for and pleasantries have to be laid aside.

As we look at the ministry of Jesus, we see that those occasions include:
1. When religious leaders are taking people to hell.
2. When God's holy house is transformed into a den of thieves.
3. When children are abused or exploited.

I am telling you, the Lord is very patient, but you DO NOT want to make Him angry!

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