This is the place where John the Baptist, baptized Jesus the Messiah.
And this is what happened one day while Jesus was teacher in the temple.
Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him.
“By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you this authority?” Jesus replied,
“I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. John’s baptism—where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or of human origin?” They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’ But if we say, ‘Of human origin’—we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet.” So they answered Jesus, “We don’t know.” Then he said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.”
These men, these religious people didn’t come for answers, and they didn’t come to discover what Jesus actually had to say or teach, they came with Fear, and they came with an agenda of Hate. Their hearts seemed to be already hardened to the true nature of God.
What’s most interesting is that they Presented themselves as those who merely came to ask a question or leave a comment.
Jesus is His all knowing wisdom, knew the true intention of their hearts, and he uncovered that intention with a simple question back at them.
Today Our social media seems very similar to this temple exchange long ago, where the true intentions of people’s questions & comments aren’t what they try to present it as.
This is our brokenness. This is our short fall as humanity. But the heart’s intention will always reveal our truth our personal agenda.
If you study and follow Jesus He will uncovers the truth at your heart, and He will do it in a way that will leave the world stunned.
Im in awe and wonder at Jesus