HH Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
From its beginning, the temple was a sacred place set apart for worship to God alone. Jesus became so enraged one day when he went to the temple and found people making money off the things of God. The place of worship had become a den of robbers (Matthew 21). Today Jesus says that we are the temple (1 Corinthians 6:19). If the temple of God is to be a house of prayer and a holy, sacred place, then how much more should our lives be set aside for God as holy and sacred?
After all, we were bought at the price of Jesus’ life. If we are the temple of the Holy Spirit then we should treat ourselves as such, remembering to honour God in everything. It doesn’t seem like we are doing that today since the worldly things have crept into the church and there is no rebuke. Seems like the servants of God have forgotten their calling and are walking in their own ways.
1. We only get one body, so we must take good care of it. To honour God with our body means we stay pure: follow God’s instructions for healthy bathing, eating and exercise and follow God’s timeline for sexual relations.
2. We only get one mind, so we must fill it with the right things: be wise about our choices of media- music, television, movies, social media and topics of conversation and study.
3. And we only get one spirit, so we must keep it as our holy of holies: devote ourselves to God alone and test every spirit that wants to be united with ours. When we offer our lives to the Lord we will become to others the fragrance of life and the aroma of Christ (2 Corinthians 2:14-16). Let us honour Him in everything so that others will come to worship Him as the Most-High God and Lord of their lives.
Brethren we are called to serve and to be good examples to others. This is a requirement of being a Christian and true believer.