We are looking at a section in Mark’s gospel where he, by the Holy Spirit, is showing the reasons why people reject Jesus. On the previous day Jesus entered Jerusalem and shut down the temple, calling judgment upon it for not being a house of prayer for the nations. Instead of being a house of prayer, the leaders had turned the temple into a den of robbers. The religious leaders do not take this lightly and their response shows us another reason why people reject Jesus.
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