The Bible says that our prayers are like incense or sweet aroma that is pleasing to the Lord.
This week as we reflect on the suffering of Christ as He made His way to the cross, let us do so in prayer. We have the opportunity, privilege, and responsibility to pray to Almighty God.
Let the Holy Spirit guide you as you pray. Delight yourself in the presence of God. Let His waves of mercy and grace wash over you.
Jesus at the Temple
"Jesus entered the temple area 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. 'It is written,' He said to them, 'My house will be called a house of prayer, but you are making it a den of robbers.'
The blind and the lame came to Him at the temple, and He healed them. But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things He did and the children shouting in the temple area, 'Hosanna to the Son of David,' they were indignant.
'Do you hear what these children are saying?' they asked Him.
'Yes,' replied Jesus, 'have you never read,
'From the lips of children and infants
you have ordained praise?'" Matthew 21:12-16 NIV
The first thing Jesus did was to reestablish the temple to it's intended purpose, to be a House of Prayer. He did this by driving out people and things that did not honor God and therefore had no place being in His house.
The Bible says that we are the temple of the Holy Spirit. God dwells within us individually and corporately. What is the Holy Spirit driving out of you? What things are hindering you from a deeper and closer relationship with Christ Jesus?
Remember that hands that held the whip are also the hands that were pierced with nails for your salvation.