The house of God represents the sanctuary where God is thought to dwell knowing that no human construction will ever contain God. Several pictures of God living in a house are in scriptures to let us see that God wants vessels that will carry His presence.
Reflect on the following scriptures …
1Co_3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
1Co_6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own
In Nehemiah, this verse reminds us of three vital things. First we should be full of thanksgiving. This is continually repeated all through this chapter. Also in us is the Spirit of service, to serve God as Nehemiah represents. And thirdly, the Spirit of God in us is a ruling Spirit. It comes to tell us what to do, not to be ordered around by us.
Reflect on these things. They will help you as you are built spiritually and as you face daily challenges. Remember who is ruling and in control and you will not give room to your passions and temper. Consider that God’s agenda can be served in the board room as well as in evangelism. Be careful not to let your body, God’s temple be defiled.
Verses for further meditation
2 Corinthians 6:16; Rev 7:15
Thoughts for Business and the work place
God wants us to look after our body as His temple. We represent Him in our ventures …people should see God through us. Be thankful.
Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, help me to walk in the realization that I am your temple. Amen
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