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Bible Notes

Matthew 21:12-14 (16.07.19)

2 Samuel 5:6-8
6 The king and his men marched to Jerusalem to attack the Jebusites, who lived there. The Jebusites said to David, “You will not get in here; even the blind and the lame can ward you off.” They thought, “David cannot get in here.” 7 Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion—which is the City of David. 8 On that day David had said, “Anyone who conquers the Jebusites will have to use the water shaft to reach those ‘lame and blind’ who are David’s enemies.” That is why they say, “The ‘blind and lame’ will not enter the palace.”

Matthew 21:12-14 NIV
Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. [13] “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.’ ” [14] The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them.

In a rash moment in war David cursed the blind and lame because of the taunts of his enemies, and from that day they were excluded from the Temple. But when Jesus came overturning the tables, he ‘reversed’ this, welcoming the blind and the lame and healing them.

Who can you restore into relationship today? Father help us to mirror Jesus’ inclusiveness in our lives!

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