Tag Archive | Matthew 21:14-15

Matthew 21:14-15 ” The blind and the lame came to Him at the Temple, and He healed them. But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things He did and the children shouting in the Temple area, ‘Hosanna to the son of David,’ they were indignant.”

Jesus had just cleared the Temple area of the money-changers and merchants.  The crowd then started bringing Him all their sick…and He healed them all it says.  To add to this building excitement, the children were running among the people shouting praises to God!  But when the Pharisees and the Sadducees entered the Temple area, they didn’t see the amazing miracles, or hear the beautiful worship… they instead took offense.  Rather than rejoicing in the goodness of God, they in selfish indignation chose to be insulted and offended by what they saw and heard.   We need to be wary of taking the bait of Satan, which is taking offense…especially during this current time of difficulty and fear.  We can’t judge or second guess people when we don’t know all that’s going on in their life right now.  We also can’t allow selfish anger to well up when we think our needs aren’t being met.  Now is the time to turn outside ourselves, to guard against taking offense, and to come together.