It was nearly time for the Jewish Passover celebration, so Jesus went to Jerusalem. In the temple area he saw merchants selling cattle, sheep, and doves for sacrifices; he also saw dealers at tables exchanging foreign money. Jesus made a whip from some ropes and chased them all out of the Temple. He drove out the sheep and cattle, scattered the money changers’ coin over the floor, and turned over their tables. Then, going over to the people who sold doves, he told them, “Get these things out of here. Stop turning my Father’s house into a marketplace!’ Then his disciples remembered this prophecy from the Scriptures: “Passion for Gods house will consume me.” But the Jewish leaders demanded, “What are you doing? If God gave you authority to do this, show us a miraculous sign to prove it.” “Alright,” Jesus replied. “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” “What!” they exclaimed. “It has taken us forty six years to build this temple, and you can rebuild it in three days?” But when Jesus said “this temple” he meant his own body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered he had said this and they believed both the Scriptures and what Jesus had said. Because of the miraculous signs Jesus did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many began to trust in him. (John 2:13-23 NLT)
Good anger? Yes, there is such a thing. In fact, Jesus was angry in this story when He saw that the officials were selling things in the temple.
Imagine walking into a church. The first thing you see is a man appearing to be running an auction. To the left of him is another man selling different versions of the bible. Then there is a man, smack dead in the middle, selling healing wine. Right before you enter the sanctuary, you see the latest Tyler Perry DVDs and other cds. I can only imagine how hard it would be for me to focus on the sermon. My only thoughts would probably be; I wonder if someone took that last Jazz CD. Yes, my mind would only be focused on all the goodies I could acquire once this man stopped preaching. LOL
GOOD ANGER PRODUCES RIGHTEOUS REFORM. BAD ANGER PRODUCES DEATH.
Jesus anger cleared the temple, and allowed people to have true God-centered worship. That’s an example of good anger. This type of anger calls for justice. Not street justice but justice for a change, in laws and reformation.
I am angry. I look around, and see my fellow brothers and sisters, dying due to lack of knowledge. I see a government, helping other countries, while ours is leading in poverty. I see more homeless people not getting help because of some policy. I witness day in and day out, my sisters and brothers walking around ill. Sick, mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and financially. I get angry because, I also see we as a people, walk right past them, as if they don’t exist. I get furious seeing someone apply for some type of assistance, only to get rejected, and get treated second class.
I GET ANGRY! I GET ANGRY!!I GET ANGRY!
YET I DO NOTHING…..
Today marks the day where I decide to do something about my good anger. No longer, will I sit, and watch my people suffer for whatever reasons.
My final prayers are that God uses me in such great ways to help my dying people. My prayers are that my prosperity be a blessing in disguise, for people who have lost all hope. I DESIRE to be a reflection of God and His grace and Mercy.
TODAY ALSO MARKS THE DAY THAT I PRAY WE ALL STAND AND SAY “I WILL USE MY ANGER FOR GOOD”
MARIE HOPE NOT JUST A BUSINESS A MOVEMENT