Cleanse Your Temple!
It took everyone by surprise! Tables being overturned, coins scattered across the ground, animals being driven out with a short rope whip, merchants scooping up their money and running to safety, and religious leaders looking on with stunned amazement! (See John 2:13–15.)
The money changers and merchants who were driven out of the Temple were performing a necessary service for those who came from great distances to worship. However, their greedy and selfish motives had made the house of God a den of thieves and a place of commerce. (See Matthew 21:13 and John 2:14–16.)
If we fail to cleanse our own lives, we will be corrected by the Lord. (See Hebrews 12:6.)