My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today, is from the book of 1 Corinthians 3:17 “If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.”
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, During the time when
Jesus walked on the face of this earth there were many false teachers among the
Corinthian church and they taught unholy doctrines. Such teachings led to
corrupt, to pollute, and destroy the church. Which should be kept pure and holy for God. By the wisdom of
this world, through philosophy, and vain deceit, and by bringing in false
doctrine corrupt, their minds, from the simplicity that is in Christ. And thus
cause factions and divisions among them. Such people God will destroy as their
wicked principles are pernicious to others.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, Those
who spread wrong doctrines which render the church of God unholy, bring
destruction upon themselves. Therefore Christ through the Spirit of God dwells within
every true believers. For
Christians are holy by profession and should be pure and clean both in heart,
and conversation. All false prophets as well as the devil will be thrown into
the lake of fire. God is not pleased with those who go after false doctrine and
false worship and of everything that is contrary to the gospel. The temple of
God is holy, hence the temple of God is to be regarded as sacred as inviolable.
And if anyone defiles the temple then they will be destroyed by God.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, From the above context
we understand that our body is the
temple of God. Your body is the temple
of God, and God dwells within you. God is holy and therefore cannot dwell in a
place that is unclean. For God to dwell within you, you need to be pure and get
rid of all your sinful nature. If you dwell in your sinful life, then you will
be a blockade for your own blessing.
Repent and ask the Lord to
cleanse you from all your sinful nature. Keep your body and mind pure only then
the Lord will dwell within you.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
since you are the temple of God try to be holy, perfect, and righteous in all
that you do. Seek good and not evil. Speak the things which are proper for
sound doctrine. Older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in
faith, in love, in patience, Older women
be reverent in behaviour, teachers of good things. God expects you to be
hospitable, a lover of what is good, just, holy and self controlled. The Lord be gracious and merciful and help
you to live a life of dedication. God bless you.
Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord help us to love one another as God loved us. To forgive others and bear with one another. Teach us to be careful and not follow wrong doctrine. Or go after false prophets and false teachings. Help us to maintain peace with all men and be holy. Let us not forget to do good to others and share with others what we have. Fill us with the wisdom that is from above, that is gentle, peaceable, willing to yield, full of mercy and of good fruits. In Jesusname we pray.