September 3, 2020
A Spiritual House
Before Christ's Resurrection, there was a dedicated place known as a temple where only priests would be allowed to offer up sacrifices to God. Now, after Christ's death, burial, and resurrection, the temple and priests are no longer necessary. As Christians, we are in the priesthood, and our bodies are the temples in which Jesus Christ dwells within us. It's essential, as it says in Romans 12, that we keep our bodies from ungodly things because its the temple of God. In this verse, Peter states that we, as being in the priesthood, need to offer up spiritual sacrifices. We now have the opportunity and privilege to offer sacrifices to God by prayer, thanksgiving, worship, and praise. Just because we are saved doesn't mean we are exempt from sin, which is why it's important to confess and ask forgiveness for our sins because we want to make sure that our bodies, as the temple, aren't filled with sin. So, glorify God today and offer up the spiritual sacrifices of praise and honor that He deserves.
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:5 (KJV)
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