TROUBLE IN THE TEMPLE

2020 – TUESDAY 09 JUNE

TROUBLE IN THE TEMPLE

Sadly church can sometimes be a place of imperfection leading to all kinds of ungodly behaviour.
We ought not to be surprised.
Church is the gathering together of imperfect people – from all walks of life – all political persuasions – all personal agendas – all hidden sins etc.

MISUSE OF MONEY
Judges 9:4
So they gave him seventy shekels of silver from the temple of Baal-Berith,
The use and abuse of money is always a heart issue.
The most rigorous accounting and transparency must be maintained to stop entitlement issues.

RECKLESS LEADERSHIP
Judges 9:4
..with which Abimelech hired worthless and reckless men; and they followed him
When a leader puts people around him who applaud his every move you have a worthless eldership.

PERSONAL AGENDAS
Nehemiah 13:7
And I came to Jerusalem, and understood of the evil that Eliashib did for Tobiah, in preparing him a chamber in the courts of the house of God.
When personal agendas govern the decisions of the church – trouble is brewing.

PRIDE PERMISSIONS
2 Samuel 11.4
And David sent messengers, and took Bathsheba; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.
When a leader believes they have permission to act in an ungodly manner – they must go, before judgement settles on the house.

THE HOUSE OF THE LORD WILL STAND – THROUGH ALL THE MISHAPS OF OUR HUMAN FRAILTY.

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