I am His temple
What a perfect reminder for the Daniel Fast I’ll be starting on Sunday. I have to chuckle at the way the Lord speaks to me in this verse:
1Cor. 3:16 Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
First, what is a temple? Temple – Sanctuary – a sacred inhabited place
A sacred inhabited place!
A sanctuary for God!
Did I not know that? No, it shames me to say I do know it – but I sometimes don’t live/eat like I know that. How could I set aside such an awesome truth?
Secondly, it seems I also forget that the Spirit of God lives within me. What difference would it make to EACH DAY that I remember this – would I have more victory? Would it change my thoughts?
Would I be thinking I can eat anything I want?
Would I be thinking I should punish myself and starve?
Would I believe the enemy’s lie that the body-battle cannot be won?
Would I be eating junk and ignoring Isaiah 55:2?
“Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And delight yourself in abundance.
Hmmm isn’t that interesting. I’ve just been reading how I should eat MORE. More vegetables and fruit that is – more real food. God says if we eat what is GOOD, we can delight ourselves in abundance!
Both natural food and the Word of God are spoken of as tasting good. So if I sit at The Lord’s Table first and fill up on His goodness, I will experience delight in His abundance.
Psa. 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
Psa. 119:103 How sweet are Thy words to my taste
My body was created to be a sanctuary for God.
I am His Temple.