Monday, March 21, 2011

Jesus was a man's man.

Jesus was a man's man.

I have always objected to pictures of Jesus as the holy whimp. He was, after all, a carpenter in the era before power tools. Think of that! This guy was built.

And he was no coward. Taking on his enemies with wit and wisdom, never running or backing down from a confrontation.

Today it gets physical!
It was Jesus all alone against the merchants.
And Jesus won!!!

12 "Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves."

13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer, but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’”

I can just see the glint in his eye, feel the bite of the whip, hear the chaos of tables overturning, pigeons flying, coins rolling on the ground!

Yes, Jesus was a man's man!

14 "The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant.

16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.

“Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,

“‘From the lips of children and infants

you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?”

17 And he left them and went out of the city to Bethany, where he spent the night."

This is a gentle man.
A spiritual man.
But also a very powerful man.

He goes from overturning tables to healing the sick from one moment to the other.

Jesus was a man's man...

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