Updated: May 19, 2019
During my personal study yesterday and this morning, I read about Solomon, David and the temple. Reading about its dimensions, the carvings and the intricacies, my imagination ran Wild. It must have been an impressive and wonderful and beautiful place. And yet, though David set aside the materials and wealth to and Solomon saw that it was built, and both of these men desired to build a place for the Lord to dwell, but acknowledged that no one could truly or adequately build a house for the Lord, as He owned all things in the Earth was His footstool. In the end, Solomon failed, as did the nation of Israel and the temple was destroyed, as God promised it wouldn't be if they forsook Him.
How often do we treat our buildings like most sacred place? Don't get me wrong, I think we need to take care of what the Lord has provided for us to be Shepherds and Stewart's over. The most holy place, however, it's not the church building but the church members. You & I, children of God, are the most holy place! We are temples of the Holy Spirit. Well we need to maintain those places of worship that the Lord has given us, even more so our lives need to reflect our Witness. Jesus walked with the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, and upon his death, burial and Resurrection gave us that same right. If the Holy Spirit dwells within us, as the Holy Spirit dwells within the most holy place of the temple in Israel, then we need to live is the we are that most holy place. What is your Witness showing?
"All things are lawful for me," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not be dominated by anything. "Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food"—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, "The two will become one flesh." But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
1 Corinthians 6:12-20 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/1co.6.12-20.ESV