Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. – 1 Cor. 3:16-17
A house begins from the foundation to the roof and every other part of the house. The process of building could be a long or short process, irrespective of time, the right things have to be put in place. The foundation has to be intact, the pillars properly erected, furnished with the art of furniture and well painted.
A well-built and structured house is appealing, and as Christians we are the temple of God and structured in a way that is pleasing to God.
In a house, there is always an occupier and that is the Spirit of God which tolerates no rivalry. And to every house there is a door. Our heart can be likened to a door; door to the temple of God that we are. Therefore, our heart should be decorated with holiness (God’s character), structured to a point of no compromise and guided with the word of God to avoid intruders which could defile us.
On the assumption of how big our God is and yet finds a dwelling in our heart is an indicator that the world is small in what we can accommodate in comparison to our heart. The bible says “Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world”
Because we don’t cherish/recognize what’s in us we lose our domineering ability over sickness, afflictions and infirmities. We ought to manifest the works of the Father in us; the world is waiting for on us (Romans 8:19). The spiritual house accommodates no such thing as anger, covetousness and pride because it is being consecrated and sanctified by the word of God.
Therefore, we as spiritual houses known for holiness should be offered as spiritual sacrifices acceptable and pleasing unto God.
By Caleb Olajide Egbebi
Caleb Olajide Egbebi is a devout Christian and a worker in The Redeemed Christian Church of God