Protect Your Temple – Beloved Women - February 25, 2019
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and the God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ESV
When a man in South Carolina sat through a Bible study and then reached into his bag for the gun he used to kill the saints gathered there, people were affected to their core. We are always grieved by murder, but murder inside of a church gives us a heightened reaction because people gather there to enjoy the presence of God. It’s a sacred space.
The Bible says that your body is a temple. If you are in an abusive relationship, please read today’s Scripture again with the abuse in mind. The destruction of your temple should give you that same abhorrence that you feel when a church is violated. Do not sacrifice yourself on the altar of man. Your significant other is not God. Devote your body instead to One who loves you beyond your wildest dreams. In doing so, you may very well save two lives.
My dear God, thank You for loving me so completely and sending your Holy Spirit to dwell inside of me. Please help me to get out of this dangerous relationship that dishonors Your temple. Thank You for Your guidance and protection. In the precious name of Jesus. Amen.
Are you dealing with a situation that you’ve convinced yourself isn’t so bad? If you need help, pray, talk to your pastor, and call the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233) or visit one of the following websites: www.thehotline.org or www.domesticshelters.org.
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