March 7, 2021

Zeal for My Father’s House

Passage: John 2:13-22

Watching Jesus drive the moneychangers from the temple, the disciples recall a verse from the Psalms, "Zeal for your house will consume me" (Psalm 69:9).  Surely we the readers are meant to see that Jesus has a peculiar zeal for purity and that he presents some sort of challenge to the emple and its systems of engagement with God.  Notably it is this zeal of Jesus that leads the authorities to have conflict with Jesus.

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