Who Are You to Say?

Do not bring Your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before You. 

Psalm 143:2
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Justified Anger

The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ was just like us, except that He never sinned. Like us, Jesus got angry. But His anger was different from ours. His anger was justified and sinless. He was angry because some people had set up a business of exchanging all foreign money for temple currency so that all the people could give of their money to God and the work of His Kingdom. It was a profitable business for them because they took an unfair percentage – thus making them rich dishonestly, but in the name of “good religion.”

The Gospel of Mark

And as He taught them, He said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’?  But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’” The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill Him, for they feared Him, because the whole crowd was amazed at His teaching. (Mark 11:17-18)

The Father’s Son

When Jesus got angry, they must have demanded, “Who are You to tell us what to do?” He answered them plainly by calling the temple “My Father’s house.” This anger of Jesus is sometimes called a “righteous anger.” The Psalm for today says that no one living is righteous before God. And this is true – no one living is righteous in and of themselves.

Declared Righteous

The only one who is righteous before God is the one who is forgiven of all their sins by the righteous one who lived, died, and lives again. The Good News is that this is you! This is why Jesus came, to declare you “righteous!”

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Application

Read through John’s account of the Passion of Jesus Christ. (John 18-19)

Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You for making me righteous by forgiving my sin for the sake of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In His name I pray, amen. © 2019 True Men Ministries

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