In the temple courts [Jesus] found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” John 2:13-16
A lot of people will tell you to ask yourself what Jesus would do. Well, this is one of the things Jesus did. He acted with zeal for God when He saw the temple turned into a market place.
He actually made a whip, and turned over tables of money. He was angry that people were buying and selling in the House of God.
Money and God don’t go together.
Jesus paid an enormous price for our salvation, but it didn’t cost a dime. It was His own body, blood, and pain, that bought us.
Jesus was whipped, mocked, beaten, His beard was plucked out, and a crown of thorns was pressed upon his head. He took the scorn and shame that belonged to us. Jesus was nailed to a Roman cross and He died a painful death for us. No amount of money could buy what Jesus bought for us — Salvation.
Many modern churches have become market places, where people try to buy their salvation. It doesn’t work that way.