I AM THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The temple is where God resides among His people, Israel, in the Old Testament. It is where people meet and pray to God. It is also where God deals with the people's sins through the animal sacrifices that the priests offer. When Jesus cleansed the temple from the people who brought their businesses in the temple because of greed, Jesus said, "My temple will be called a house of prayer, but you have turned it into a den of thieves!" Jesus was furious against the religious people, including the leaders, because they turned God's temple into a business place. Later on, God left the temple and allowed it to be destroyed by the Roman empire because the people had forsaken God. However, God made a new temple not based on location or a building but on faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says, "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies." When we genuinely believe in the Lord Jesus, our body becomes the temple of the Holy Spirit of God because the Holy Spirit lives in us. Jesus said, "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you (John 14:26). Our very life is not our own anymore, but it's God's. Jesus bought us with His precious blood on the cross. It means that we do not live for our own selves anymore, but we live for God and obey Him in whatever He is leading us to do.
True Christianity is not about living our life in whatever we want, but it is about living for God and accomplishing His purposes in our life. We live and exist for Him. We surrender our life to Him and let Him lead us to live our lives. When we live our life for God, we will experience our purpose and the true meaning of life. We need to remind ourselves of this biblical truth, "I am the temple of the Holy Spirit where the Holy Spirit lives, and I am not my own, but God's."
Ask yourself these questions: Where did the Holy Spirit live when I genuinely believe in the Lord Jesus Christ? What does it mean to be the temple of the Holy Spirit? How should I live my life as the temple of the Holy Spirit?
Write down all the worries you face Today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, I acknowledge that the Holy Spirit lives in me to help me on how I live as your precious child in this world. With that, I became the temple of the Holy Spirit. I am no longer my own because you bought me with your precious blood. Please help me live my life for you and trust you with my future. Please help me not to walk in fear but with confidence in you. In your name Jesus, I pray. Amen.