Jesus' Last Days on Earth
Over the next two weeks, we will be sharing with you the Easter story. Each day with have a key verse from the bible, a written extract by a year 6 pupil and a closing prayer.
Anger In The Temple
Jesus entered the temple courts 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.
The next day, Jesus (along with his disciples) decided to go to the temple to get some peace and pray. Jesus was expecting to arrive at a calm, tranquil environment, where people were praying and learning all about God. However, to his dismay huge crowds were gathered, they were selling all sorts of animals that the buyers could sacrifice to god, money traders were making people pay a huge temple tax (this was very overcharged) and people were using the courtyard as a shortcut through the town! This made Jesus furious. It was awful the way that the temple was being treated. Jesus felt like he had to do something to stop what was happening. Infuriated, Jesus angrily started tipping over the stall tables, knocking over all the money pots and freeing the animal’s people were selling. Feeling like he had done enough, Jesus shouted at all the people in the temple, “My house shall be a house of prayer; you have made it a robbers’ den.”
Thank you Jesus that you are holy and perfect.
When people were mistreating the temple, you set the straight.
Help us to live the way you want us to.