by Cindi McMenamin | Jesus was absolutely indignant toward the money changers in the temple. Not because “you shouldn’t sell stuff in church.” Not because “the church had become a marketplace” (as you may have heard while growing up in Sunday School). But because the religious leaders were financially oppressing and even cheating those who wished to honor God through a sacrifice in the temple (image: ©Thinkstock/sedmak)
Cindi McMenamin is an award-winning writer and national speaker who helps women strengthen their walk with God and their relationships. She is the author of 16 books, including When Women Walk Alone (more than 125,000 copies sold), When God Sees Your Tears, and Drama Free: Finding Peace When Emotions Overwhelm You. For more on her speaking ministry, books, or free articles to strengthen your soul, marriage, or parenting, see her website www.StrengthForTheSoul.com.