Matthew 21v1-17

Fear. Often we are afraid to speak of this passage as it shows a side to Jesus that most of the time we like to hide. We know Our God said “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth” but for Jesus we have painted a picture of roses and laughter and all things pink and fluffy. We hide away aspects of his character because they are simply too hard to talk about.

If anyone asks you why you are taking the donkeys, say that the Master needs them, and he will send them at once.”

Authroity. Jesus had authority. He knew who he was in God and who he was in his calling. He knew it was simple. He was called to love and to lead people to the father. Out of that love, miracles would happen, salvation beng included. He knew that he was called and more importantly at the time of his life that he is called for eternity. Therefore he had authority in who he was. Too many times we get wrapped up in our “calling” and forget the simply truth that Jesus calls us to love and lead people to the father just as Jesus does and did.

10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, all the city was filled with excitement. The people asked, “Who is this man?”

Other versions say the whole city was stirred. I love that the whole city was stirred or filled with excitement. The whole city wasn’t comfortable it was uncomfortable. It didn’t know Jesus. Well not yet anyway. For generations Jesus has been painted as a world liker not a world changer. A man who pleased, a man who went around doing miracles and thats that. He lived in a comfy life filled with the father untill boom, death. Well you know my bible paints a very diffrent story. It paints a story of a God who stirred. Who uproots wrong doing, who does that out of love not harm. A Jesus who always chooses what is right. If we want to be more like him, which as your reading this I believe you do, we need to have that kind of attitude, but always doing things out of love.

13 Jesus said to all the people there, “It is written in the Scriptures, ‘My Temple will be called a house for prayer.’ But you are changing it into a ‘hideout for robbers.’”

One thing about Jesus is you can pretty much guarnantee he had an incredible prayer life. I don’t know how Jesus felt about running into the temple and turning tables, about chasing Gods children out. But I choose to believe that knowing a little of his character he didn’t find much joy in. Often christians now look for the things that bring them joy. They forget the act of obedience. Whatever the cost. You see in this passage after Jesus came to the temple some loved him even more, some despised him greater. But he did what was right. We are a people pleasing generation. Myself included, filled with wants to be loved and accepted in every way. The harsh reality is sometimes we won’t be like, we won’t fit in and if we spend our time at war with ourself over these things we forget who the real war is against, we miss out on the incredible things God has for us.

Don’t be burdened darling one, he is shaping, and moulding and changing you into something so much greater.

All my love.

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