I just finished reading the book of Exodus..now on to Leviticus. I am loving all of this knowledge that I am soaking up from God’s word! It is good stuff!
After completing Genesis and Exodus, I am struck with this question. What kind of home am I providing my Savior God to live in?
What sin is corrupting my body..His temple? See, back in the Old Testament times, before Jesus Christ came to this earth, Moses was given detailed instructions..and I mean nitty-gritty details on how to do everything. Specific details were given on how to build God’s tabernacle in the book of Exodus.
Exodus 25:8,9 ~ (The Lord speaking to Moses) Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them. Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you.
All of the laws and details given related to being clean, pure and righteous before God. The tabernacle that Moses was instructed to have the Israelites build was God’s home here on earth. It had to be holy, pure, and clean.
Then Jesus came to this earth years later, as an atoning sacrifice for your sins and mine. So that we could have an actual relationship with God. He was crucified..died and buried..and rose from the grave. He left the Holy Spirit to live inside of us (authentic believers).
1 Corinthians 3:16,17 (NIV) ~ Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.
What kind of temple are we providing God with? Is it first class like He deserves? Better yet, do we behave as though we truly believe God’s word?
Is God having to live among weeds and debris and clutter?
An authentic relationship with Christ means that He comes to live inside of us. We become God’s home.
Is there some cleaning up that needs to be done? I know I have some cleaning up to do..because I want to provide my Heavenly Father with a temple that He deserves.
Our bodies are His temple. Garbage in..garbage out as the saying goes. What we fill our bodies with( healthy or unhealthy food or drink choices) and what we feed our minds with (T.V. shows, books, music, etc..) really does matter.
I want to treat God to a first class, best of the best home. He deserves nothing less. He gave his one and only Son Jesus to us.
John 3:16 ,17 ~ For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
UNTIL NEXT TIME! 🙂