All of us who read the Bible will recall how Jesus early in His ministry went up to Jerusalem and entered the Synagogue courts to find people there who were making a market place (profiteering) out of the house of God. This was His response and what He said:
John 2:15 – 21 When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables. And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!” Then His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up.”
So the Jews answered and said to Him, “What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?”
Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?” But He was speaking of the temple of His body. Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.
Jesus’ zeal for God’s temple is no less today than it was then. And indeed, He did rise up bodily three days after they had killed Him on the cross. He became the “Chief Cornerstone” and began to build a new temple of “living stones” to be raised up as His church, His people, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God in Christ Jesus. 1 Peter 2
Day by Day, each of us as God’s people should be as concerned and zealous as Jesus was to keep the living temple of God (His body, the church) a place of worship, sacrifice and prayer. (We are His temple)
Blessings and Love in Christ Jesus, Vince