(Strength And Beauty Are In His Temple)
TO THE BIBLE: Psalm 96:6 TLB
“Honor and majesty surround him; strength and beauty are in his Temple.”
David, as a young man, loved God and desired to build Him a magnificent temple. However, the Lord didn’t let him build the temple, because he (David) was a man of war; rather, it was his son, Solomon, whom God chose to eventually build the temple. Nonetheless, David made elaborate plans and detailed arrangements for the building of the temple: he laid aside lots of gold and silver to be used in building “God’s house.” Why? The answer is what we read in our opening verse: “…strength and beauty are in His Temple.”
Howbeit, Luke’s account of Stephen’s defence of the Gospel before the high priest in Acts 7:48 reveals a striking thought. It says, “…the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands….” 1 Corinthians 6:19 says, “…Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?” You’re the temple of the Holy Spirit; and if strength and beauty are in His temple, then strength and beauty are in you! Praise God!
This is why it’s so important for us to keep winning souls, because every human being that is won to Christ becomes His temple. Beyond that, every individual Christian—everyone that has come to Christ—is a part of the great temple of God; the body of Christ: “Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually” (1 Corinthians 12:27). As members of that body, we’re being built by the Word into a magnificent temple, Jesus Christ Himself, being the chief corner stone (Ephesians 2:20).
Dear Father, thank you for making me an effective soul winner, building lives with your Word into a magnificent temple, where your glory, majesty and honour can be displayed for the world to see, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Hebrews 2, Jeremiah 36-37
1 Peter 1:13-25, Ezekiel 33
Go out today and talk to at least five people about the Lord Jesus. You can start your discussion with your salvation story.
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