Friday, 13 March 2009

Have we made Your house a den of robbers?

January 22, 2009

Yesterday when I was reading the scriptures, and thinking about "church" and what is really critical to the whole concept (truth!) about it (building? pastor? body participation? Christ as head? etc...) this verse stood out: Matt 21: 13 "And He said to them, 'It is written, MY HOUSE SHALL CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER; but you are making it s ROBBER'S DEN.' " (s/a Isa 56:7, Jer 7:11)... So... whether you are thinking of God's house in terms of "the body of Christ," or yourself as a member of the body of Christ, or even in terms of a building and/or organization/ denomination/ institution ... does it fulfill this criteria of being a "house of prayer"? Really? In what ways do we make the "house of God" a robber's den? .... pretty serious thought....

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