Jesus went into the temple complex and drove out all those buying and selling in the temple. He overturned the money changers’ tables and the chairs of those selling doves. And He said to them, “It is written, My house will be called a house of prayer. But you are making it a den of thieves!”
Jesus is supposed to be love so why is He being so angry and violent? Jesus' anger is a holy anger. He is angry that these people are desecrating the temple of His Father. He drives them out. Scripture doesn't say not to get angry but rather "in your anger do not sin" (Eph 4:26). Though the text doesn't specifically mention this, it is certain that Jesus didn't remain angry so the sun wouldn't go down while He was still angry (c.f. Ps 30:5).
What I need to learn is to check my anger. Why am I angry? Is it a holy anger or a selfish anger? Do I hold on to my anger too long? If I do not keep my anger in check then it can easily become sin. I may no longer be acting in love but rather in hate because anger can become hate if left unchecked. I must always act out of love for GOD, His holiness and for His people, all mankind.
LORD GOD of love there is none like in zeal for holiness. Your holiness is never ending. Please forgive me when I disrespect Your holiness by remaining angry. Please show me how to be holy in my anger and how to release the anger at the right time so that it doesn't become sin. May I be as zealous for Your holiness as You are Yourself. I cannot learn this without You. I surrender to You that Your will may be done in me. All glory, honor and majesty be Yours forever in the name of Jesus - amen.
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