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‘His Temple, My Body’ (Micah 1) by @damieji #LAFruits Devotional

Reading: Micah 1, Psalm 29
@thelafamily September 02

His Temple, My Body

TEXT: “For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? Is it not Samaria? And what are the high places of Judah? Are they not Jerusalem? Micah 1:5 (ASV)

Jerusalem symbolises and represents so much in scripture, one of which is the solemn place of worship of God. It was where the Israelites were told to worship God, where His temple resided and where the Israelites made pilgrimage every year to meet God. But in this scripture, we see that the Israelites had made what was meant for worship a place repulsive to God (the centre of their idolatry).

God desires that our bodies be spotless and clean from all sin so He may fully dwell in it, and His power fully shown in our life. Our bodies, as described in 1 Cor. 6:19, represents the Jerusalem of old – where we come and have communion with God and wherein God resides.

How then can we be spotless?
First, admit the truth, to yourself and God, that you are not clean.
Secondly, realise your priesthood through daily service to God; a priest needs consecration from God every day before he/she can serve.
And finally, make a conscious effort to believe in the faith of Christ Jesus that you are made righteous and free of sin. Allow this belief to direct how you speak and act to all you meet. (Rom. 10:17)

LEARN and APPLY: Pray daily for strength and will to stay away from anything you do, or have done in the past, that will negatively affect your conscience.

Pray: Lord, we understand our weaknesses, please strengthen us to serve You. Help us to walk in light that we may please You. Let sin be far from us so our temple might daily be a home for You. Amen.

Written by Muyiwa Oyelana (@damieji) of @thelafamily