John 2:15

And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: and when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables.


There are some things that the enemy will try to do that will get in between the harmony you have with God. When Jesus came into the Temple that day and found people trading animals and exchanging money He became furious. The harmony of the Temple was disrupted because of what they had let into the Temple.


Jesus became very stern when it came to the error of the Word and interference in the relationship between God and man. We should act the same way. He was God in flesh, a man of humility, kindness, and gentleness, the like never seen on earth before or since. When it came to the error of the Word, he called white white and black black. He stood out, on the basis of the Truth, and stood strong.


The Scripture warns us that in the last days people would love pleasure more than the things of God (ⅡTimothy 3:4). The temptation is stronger now, more than ever before, to become more tolerant of clothing that might be inappropriate or bring entertainment into your home that isn’t wholesome. The temptation is to become more tolerant of what we let into our temples. Jesus was very strict about things that creeped into the temple that did not belong. He was stern.


How are you treating the things that creep into your life? Things that creep into your relationships? We should not let anything interfere with the relationship we have with the Lord.


If there is something that begins to come between you and God draw the line. Be stern.


52-0716 - “Thou Knowest All Things”


Now, when He came, He said, "I just do what the Father shows Me to do; that's what I do. And what He shows Me… I don't do nothing; I can't do nothing till He tells Me." When He passed by the pool, and seen all the people, and He healed a man, and the Jews questioned Him. "Why," He said, "I do nothing but what the Father shows Me. I can't do nothing. But He will… Whatever He does, He shows Me, and then I go do that." That's true, in Saint John 5:19. And we notice Him. He was a kind Man, a humble Man. And yet He was a Man of power. When He spoke, He was very humble and gentle. But when it come time, between, to separate between truth and error, Jesus was very stern. Picked up some ropes and tied them together, and kicked over the money charger's table, and beat them out of the temple. Called the Pharisees, those religious people, said, "Well, you bunch of hypocrites, you serpents, snakes in the grass, and all these things." See? He was a Man Who could speak when it come time to speak. He was a Man Who was full of love. But He loved His Father so much, till He stayed in harmony with His Father. And anything that interfered with that harmony, then Jesus drawed the line.


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