Tomorrow we will begin our Holy Week with the triumphant entry of Christ into the holy city. But today let’s look at one more example of the Temple, since now we are in the New Testament. In the beginning days of this Lenten challenge we talked a little about our bodies as a living temple. Now that we have focused and done a in-depth study on this holy structure, let’s meditate on Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians today.
The Temple of the Living God
14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 What accord has Christ with Belial?[a] Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said,
“I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them,
and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.
17 Therefore go out from their midst,
and be separate from them, says the Lord,
and touch no unclean thing;
then I will welcome you,
18 and I will be a father to you,
and you shall be sons and daughters to me,
says the Lord Almighty.”
7 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body[b] and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.
I’ll give you some music for meditation. Let’s get ready for holy week. This may the most spiritual and closest to God you have ever felt during holy week, thank you isolation, covid-19, world pandemic, and thousand of people dying around us. I know it has for me. And I am so grateful for this experience. This song should be a great reminder to what we do believe as Christians, as we venture forth to worship fully this week our God, His Son, and the Holy Spirit.