“For zeal for Your house has consumed me, and the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.” (Ps 69:9)
This Old Testament verse is connected with Jesus in John 2:17 when He cleansed the temple by driving out the moneychangers and those selling animals. It contains an important truth:
If you want a piece of God’s passion, you must also take a piece of His reproach. The more zeal You have for God’s ways, the more man’s reproach will fall on you, too.
Not everyone was impressed with Jesus’ behavior that day in the temple.
“It is enough for the disciple that he be as his teacher, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his household!” (Matt 10:25)
Matt. 4:4 #Biblebites