The authority of God is expressed powerfully when Jesus cleanses the temple. This stark experience of the distinction between prayer and commerce reminds everyone that reverence for God triumphs everything.

What priority does reverencing God have in my life today? Where will I put my first and best effort? Am I willing to put God first today?

Dear Jesus, help me to make reverence for God my first and best priority today. May Your Spirit inspire me to put my best energies into praising You.