I’ve never worshiped at a Temple. I have worshiped God at church and as a kid I associated worship with a place instead of a person. The Jewish people worshiped God in the Temple. After Jesus came and introduced Grace, Mercy and Honor to replace the Rules, Regulations and Ritual – things were quite different.
Paul speaks to our bodies as a Temple where God dwells. The sons of Korah penned a Psalm longing for the presence of God back in the Temple. Check this out…10 One day in the courtyards of your Temple is better than a thousand days anywhere else. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the Temple of my God than live in the homes of the wicked. 11 The Lord God is like a sun and shield; the Lord gives us kindness and honor. He does not hold back anything good from those whose lives are innocent. 12 Lord All-Powerful, happy are the people who trust you! (Psalm 84:10-12 NCV)
I believe that this is a great prayer for me to pray as I see my body as a dwelling place for God. He brings kindness and honor. He brings peace and protection. His presence changes everything!
As I make choices today and every day, I need to be reminded that my body that I have been given charge of, is a place where God wants to dwell. Sometimes that’s hard to remember.Pressing On! Dwayne