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’ coins over the floor, and turned over their tables. 

Here we are told Jesus made a whip from rope. In the Bible language the word is, pfragellion. This would be a whip that had stones and bone tied in it to make it extra nasty. Like a frag grenade. Let’s just say Jesus is up for the task.

So, Jesus chases the bankers and all the animals out of the Temple court. Like flipping over a craps table in Vegas, that would be a bit confusing. Whose money is whose?

Basically Jesus just stopped the whole Temple sacrifice system, for a short time. A disaster. And

a message.

What is Jesus getting at? Well, it appears the Temple is no longer the intersection between heaven and earth.


“I can trust Jesus with anger. I can’t trust you or me with it.” What does this mean to you?

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