Tuesday, June 21, 2016

John 2:13-22

John 2:13-22
Contemporary English Version (CEV)

  What do you love so much that you're willing to fight for it?  What truly drives you?  Desire for what would consume you if you couldn't have it?
  Here, we see Jesus consumed by desire to have the temple be a place where people come to worship God.  They moneychangers have so altered the atmosphere of the temple that they are distracting people from the single most important aspect of temple life.  Jesus breaks in, re-focusing our vision on the heart of the matter.
  God does this in our lives.  God disrupts our routines and reminds us of what truly matters.  God breaks in, opening our eyes to see how we have mindlessly drifted off course, living far from how he intends for us to live.  We don't get here in one leap, but small decisions push us off course, and eventually we are far from the abundant life God wishes for us.
  In Jesus Christ, we see God breaking in to disrupt and destroy the sin that surrounds us.  God steps in, and as a result our destiny is no longer defined by sin, but rather by grace.

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