5.25.2012

Reinventing God

~ revised ~

There was a commercial on a Christian radio station yesterday that was for what seemed to be a "good" idea relating to Jesus and a Christian product. Without naming names, it was sharing Jesus in a worldly medium.

It grieves Him.

When Jesus overthrew the tables at the Temple His frustration was that any practice that interferes with worshiping God should be stopped.

Matthew 21:12-13 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.' "

Why are we reinventing God so that we can gain our own wealth and prestige. Seekers of success were in the Temple when Jesus walked among them and still exists in our generation.

We have got to get back to the ancient ways and be about our Father's business as Jesus was reading and studying scripture. I am reminded of Acts 3:6 when Peter said, "Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk."

Let us be careful of exploiting the brethren. God's house is a place of worship not a place to make a profit.

Study Scripture:
First Time Jesus cleared the temple. John 2:13-17
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