And he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations?”The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.
Jesus rebuked them in front of the people. They were afraid to lose their honor and position among the people, so they plotted to kill him.
When someone comes to us to correct us or reprove us, do we rebel, try to cut them down behind their back, or undermine their authority? Or do we take what is said, respectfully, go to God and ask Him for help and wisdom to address what has been pointed out to us. Our natural inclination is to be defensive. Yield the defensiveness to Christ, seek His wisdom, follow His instructions.