Read: Matthew 21:12–13; Mark 11:15–17; and Luke 19:45–48
Jesus gives the people an interesting perspective about the Temple. “And as he taught them, he said, ‘Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers’ ” (Mark 11:17).
Look at the focal verses: “Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, ‘Why are you untying the colt?’ They replied, ‘The Lord needs it’ ” (Luke 19:32–34 NIV).