Passion Week: Cleansing the Temple

Today, we read of the events that happened directly after Jesus entered Jerusalem. He was to be an active King, one with a purpose and drive:
Matt 21:12-17. See also: Mark 11:15-19; John 19:45-48

Jesus at the Temple

21 12 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. 13 “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.’”

14 The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple area, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant.

16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.

“Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “ ‘From the lips of children and infants  you have ordained praise’?”

17 And he left them and went out of the city to Bethany, where he spent the night.

NIV 1984 Mt 21:12–17.