Reverence for the House of

How does the Lord regard the things that have been devoted, or dedicated, to His service? "Every devoted thing is most holy unto the Lord." Lev. 27:28.

Did Christ exhibit regard for the sanctity of God's house? "And they come to Jerusalem; and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves; and would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. And He taught, saying unto them, Is it not written My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves." Mark 11:15-17.

How can it be proved that the words of Scripture, quoted by Christ, do not apply to the Jewish temple alone? "Even them [the sons of the stranger] will I bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon Mine altar; for Mine house shall be called a house of prayer for all people." Isa. 56:7.

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