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Temple - Take a Hard Look

Saturday, December 26, 2015

I remember learning that for Christians, the body is compared to a temple that God dwells in.

(1 Corinthians 6:19-20 [NKJV] 19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.)

So when reading the Bible in my quiet time this morning, I took liberties with the Old Testament book of Haggai referencing the rebuilding of the temple and thought of my own body.
Haggai 5-6 [The Msg] And then a little later, God-of-the-Angel-Armies spoke out again:
“Take a good, hard look at your life.
Think it over.
You have spent a lot of money,
but you haven’t much to show for it.
You keep filling your plates,
but you never get filled up.
You keep drinking and drinking and drinking,
but you’re always thirsty.
You put on layer after layer of clothes,
but you can’t get warm.
And the people who work for you,
what are they getting out of it?
Not much—
a leaky, rusted-out bucket, that’s what.
7 That’s why God-of-the-Angel-Armies said:

“Take a good, hard look at your life.
Think it over.”

Wow. YOU KEEP FILLING YOUR PLATES, BUT YOU NEVER GET FILLED UP. TAKE A GOOD, HARD LOOK AT YOUR LIFE. THINK IT OVER.
Something to think about it, eh?
What do you think?

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  • TECKELMA11
    Definitely some food for thought!
    933 days ago
  • HEALTHYME98
    Thank you! Thank God for His opening of the scriptures to you!
    933 days ago
  • SISTERBINKY
    This is a wonderful blog!
    933 days ago
  • ATALLEY87
    Thank you for sharing this much overlooked passage from the bible. Not sure that I've ever even read it before. As I prepare to get started on my New Year plan, this is great motivation, for someone looking for motivation to both start and follow.
    933 days ago
  • BECKMIT
    Thank you so much for writing this blog. Ever since I started back on SparkPeople, I've been reminding myself that my body is a temple and God wants me to treat it as such. I've never much loved myself, however, since I have began the enormous task of treating my body as the temple God tells me it is, my self image is slowly becoming more positive than negative. These changes do not come overnight so I'm fighting an uphill battle; your blog reminds me why I am doing this.

    Again, thank you so much for this post.

    God bless.
    933 days ago
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