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. “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.
In my view, the money changers made Jesus mad for two reasons. They were taking up space which was meant to be for the God’seekers, those non Jewish folk wanting to worship God in the outer part of the temple. They were selling doves and other things for sacrifices at exhorbitant prices. While what they were actually doing was okay, the way they were doing it was wrong.
I put this forward because so many churches and Christian individuals are flogging their products nowadays. Maybe we need to be careful what we buy, and what ministries we support based on these two questions.
1. Does it help non Christians to come to Christ, or does it turn them away?
2. Is it a fair price for a product, or is it exhorbitant?