On one of Jesus’ visits to the Temple, he expressed His anger as to what the Temple had become. The gospel of Matthew tells us, “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.” (Matthew 21:13).
He was frustrated that Temple had become a place of business, rather than a place of worship and that the hustle and bustle were drowning out God’s voice.
The world around us is noisy, and there seems no escape from its noise. Even our churches are loud. However, that does not mean we can’t hear God or find Him, or that we condemn church facilities. What it means is we need to be more intentional in our efforts to seek and praise Him. Maybe today, you can isolate yourself and spend some quiet time to hear God whisper to you. But if that is not possible, be comforted in knowing that as a follower of Christ, He is with us no matter where we are.
Let your body/temple, become a house of prayer today.