"12 Then Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all those who were selling and buying in the temple courts, and turned over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves. 13 And he said to them, “It is written, ‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are turning it into a den of robbers!”
Jesus was so upset because even the pure doves were being used in a negative way by the money changers! That is why he overturned the tables and created such chaos in the temple. "This was the 2nd time Jesus cleared the temple ( John 2:13-17). Merchants and money changers set up their booths in the court of the Gentiles in the temple, crowding out the Gentiles who had come from all over the civilized world to worship God. The merchants sold sacrificial animals at high prices, taking advantage of those who had come long distances. The money changers exchanged all international currency for the special temple coins- the only money the merchants would accept. They often deceived foreigners who didn't know the exchange rates. Their commercialism in God's house frustrated people's attempts at worship. This of course, greatly angered Jesus. Any practice that interferes with worshiping God should be stopped." NIV Life Application Bible study notes
Technique: I used Art Basics Clear Gesso as my base- really like it- very smooth once it is dry. Then I tried a variety of alphabet stamps on paper and colors to see which would suit the word atonement. This helps in placement once I begin to stamp, I place it below where I am stamping like a guide.
Stencil is from the dove set at His Kingdom Come. I used a gel pen from Dollar Tree and outlined the shape with the stencil. Really liked the way it turned out- simple and a statement.
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