Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Loving His House

"O Lord, I love the habitation of your house,
and the place where your glory dwells."

Psalm 26:8

"One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to meditate in His temple."
Psalm 27:4

Do you just love to go to church? I do, and I hope that you are in a church that draws you there each service. Ours is a small, intimate fellowship of folks who love God's Word, are concerned about the lost, diligent to care for their own, and always ready for fellowship. There are usually many people still hovering around and visiting with one another for an hour or more after a service. The kids play volleyball (or some other crazy game) while the grownups sit and talk or go outside and play with them. We just love one another.

King David felt that way about the tabernacle where God dwelt.

But the earthly tabernacle is gone.

We can love going to church, but God doesn't dwell in that building anymore. [It's a good thing; our building isn't a very pretty for a place for God to dwell.]

Which gets me to my point--finally!

Do you love the habitation of God's house, the place where His glory dwells? That brought trepidation to my soul as I read the passage in Psalm 26. My body is God's house! My body is the place where His glory dwells!

"Do you not know that you are a temple of God,
and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?"
1 Corinthians 3:16

If I am God's temple and His Spirit resides in me, then my first question to myself is, "What is your responsibility as the dwelling place of God?" Oh, my goodness, I cannot take the time today to write all that God tells me, His home, that I am to do. But two passages say much to me about my duty.

"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

"I urge you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God,
which is your spiritual service of worship."

Romans 12:1

What this says to me:

1. I don't belong to me; I belong to God.

I am not free to do what I will with my body; it is God's temple, and I am responsible to glorify Him in my body.

3. I am to sacrifice my body to His service. It is the way I worship Him.

I don't think I need to tell you all of the problems that may present themselves as a roadblock to others seeing the Spirit of God in me, or the lack of care that I often take of the temple of God.

I would encourage you to take the time to read "My Heart Christ's Home", a wonderful old article that has spoken great conviction to my heart:

Can we say as David did, "I love the habitation of your house, the place where your glory dwells."?

As we seek to glorify Him in our bodies, His temple,



Why oh why do you post such convicting things? Oh, it's just the Word of God you say? I guess it is. Thanks for loving God's word and posting what He is teaching you.



This was perfect post. I indeed have been convicted about how I take care of this earthly body. I'm trying to do a much better job. I think you would enjoy reading my sisters and my new blog -


OOOps I just realized you are already a follower!!!!


I have to remind myself frequently that my body is God's house too. Usually when I'm stuffing it with something unhealthy...

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