Read John 2:13-22
Then, going over to the people who sold doves, [Jesus] told them, “Get these things out of here. Stop turning my Father’s house into a marketplace!”
Then his disciples remembered this prophecy from the Scriptures: “Passion for God’s house will consume me.” – John 2:16-17 (NLT)
Jesus was angered that people had turned what should be a sacred space dedicated to the worship of God into a place of commerce. It is so easy for each of us, as well, to neglect what should be space and time devoted to God and allow the ordinary routines of the rest of our life to encroach upon it. Lord Jesus, show us the places where we need to let You make a holy space in our lives, and remove our resistance so that we will allow it to happen.