Clouded By Sin

Re:Verse passage – Mark 11:11-19 (day four)

The Temple in Jerusalem was supposed to be a place of worship.  Jesus quotes the prophet Isaiah when He said, “My House shall be called a House of Prayer for all the nations.”  Jesus recognized that sinful man had so distorted the function of the Temple, that it was no longer a house of prayer.  In His love for God and zeal for His house, he cleansed the Temple.

In our lives, we can let sin take over to the point that the Holy Spirit cannot even work through us.  Ephesians 4:30 says, “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”  Do we need to cleanse our lives as Jesus cleansed the Temple?  Do we need to overturn the tables of sin in our hearts so we can fulfill God’s plan in our lives?  Don’t allow sin to overshadow your life and cause you to no longer be of any use to the Kingdom.  Be imitators of Christ!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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