Monday of the Holy Week is not a major feast. The cleansing of the temple in the Holy City of Jerusalem is thought to have taken place on this Monday. This was when Jesus overturned the tables of the moneychangers, saying to them: ” It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer’; But you make it a den of robbers.” Matthew: 21:13
I hazard to guess how many times my priorities been out of line while trying my best to do the work of Christ. I can think of specific times where Jesus has come into my little world and essentially “turned over my tables” to get my attention to the bigger work He has in mind.
Many people have described the Kingdom of God that Jesus preached as an “upside down kingdom.” A kingdom where the rich became poor, so the poor could become rich. A kingdom where the foolish confound the wise; where the weak are strong; where life comes from death. A kingdom where the proud are humbled and the humble are exalted. A kingdom where the last will be first; and the first will be last.
What needs to be overturned in your life for God’s purpose to have first place?