Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Temple of God

1 Cor 3:16-17 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

Meditate on these verses...

How many times do we find our self abusing or worshipping the temple of God. Both of these behaviours are to be rejected!

1. Would we spray paint graffiti or artwork on a place of worship, then why do we tattoo are bodies?

2. Would we start a fire and direct the smoke into a place of worship causing smoke damage? Then why do we damage our bodies with the smoke of cigarettes?

3. Would we project sexual images and profane things on a screed within a place of worship? Then why do we allow these images and words to be projected to our eyes and ears?

4. Would we pour flammable and toxic liquids on the furniture with our place of worship permanently damaging the contents within? Then why do we pour harmful alcoholic beverages into our body?

5. Would we pile up crates of food and let it rot in our place of worship? Why do we stuff our bodies with an excess of food so that in can rot in our inwards causing health and weight issues?

I am sure the list can go on and on. Our bodies are God's temple that He has bought with a price.

1 Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

You may say, "I do none of these things." Well let me ask you this, do you worship the temple?

A place "of worship" is not to "be worshipped". We are highly encouraged to maintain and care for the temple of God. However we must be careful not to find ourselves worshipping the temple instead of the God of the temple. Balance is key! Exercise and diet are great! However we must be careful not to forget our spiritual exercise and diet.

We all need to be reminded of these things. Lord help us. Meditate on this...


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