2 Chronicles 2:5 Will You Be A Great Temple For God?

The temple I am going to build will be great, because our God is greater than all other gods. 2 Chronicles 2:5

All over the world there are temples that have been built that are magnificent in structure. They are built to worship God and many other false gods. Along with those types of temples, people and things have been built up and worshipped as a god.

Each and every one of these temples are all temporary and completely man-made. They may last several thousand years, but eventually will fall apart and fade away into history and oblivion.

Solomon said that the temple he was going to make would be great because God is greater than all the other gods.

Although most believers gather together to worship God in a church or temple building, those places are not the true temple of God. They are just man-made places to gather together to worship God and be taught God’s word in a corporate setting. This is regardless of whether it is a house church or part of some organized church, it is all a gathering place.

Once Jesus left the earth believers became the temple of God, the place where God would dwell. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to be with each and every believer. God now dwells inside the heart and life of a believer.

Jesus started the building of the believer upon the person choosing to repent of his sins and believe in Him.

Each and every believer should strive to live as Jesus did–holy and righteous–pure before God. Jesus made the believer pure so that he could then live a holy life.

It is now up to the believer to allow the Holy Spirit to change him into a new creation–a great and holy temple for God to dwell in.

You have been forgiven of your sins and made pure and holy before God. Each and every day you have to make a choice to continue to live for God in His way and by His commands.

Do not allow yourself to be contaminated with the sin of this world and be a temple to a false god. God desires to be with you all day and night every day. Keep yourself pure and holy for Him. Be the great and holy temple for God for Him to dwell in continually.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God’s Holy Spirit will dwell in you; that you will know the cleansing purification Jesus provides; that you will live the holy life God has called you to live; and that you will be a holy temple unto God for Him to dwell in.

Leviticus 11:24 Touching Unclean Things

“You will make yourselves unclean by these; whoever touches their carcasses will be unclean till evening.” Leviticus 11:24

God lays out of list of various types of animals that were classified as unclean. The people were not to eat these unclean animals. Along with not eating them, they were also not allowed to touch the carcasses of those animals if they died. Either way would cause the person to become unclean.

When Jesus came, He did away with a lot of these laws on which animals could be touched or not touched, eaten or not eaten. Although these laws are no longer in effect, there are other things believers should stay away from. Now the limitation is not to just certain types of animals and insects, but to many other things in life in this world.

Every believer is to not only flee all sin, they must also flee all appearances of sin and evil.

Sin and evil can be found in movies, music, art, books, games, and nearly every other area of life. The standard that Jesus set is very high and very strict, just like the standard set by God through Moses in the Law.

Think about the movies or tv shows you have seen. Or the books you have read. Or one of many other things you have experienced. Ask yourself, do you think that Jesus would have read or watched or did whatever was done?

If you cannot honestly answer yes to that question, then it is probable that you should not be doing it either. You are called to be holy as Jesus was holy. You were called to be just like Jesus is.

When you allow yourself to dabble in a little sin, it will grow on you and tear you down. It will only be a matter of time before you fall away from follow God to live in sin.

Every time you touch or see something of sin, it makes you unclean. This is just like touching the carcasses of the dead animals. Do not allow yourself to be desecrated by touching sin in any way.

I pray today that God will reveal to you things that are sinful; that you will see the blackness of all sin; that you will not allow yourself to be contaminated by sin; and that you will live a life that brings honor to God.